Booking and Calendar

Call (919-966-2413), or drop by the lab to request a booking.

If your booking is several days away, an email is fine, if your booking is more imminent, please call us or drop by to ensure you access the time slot you want. Scheduling is done on a computer-based master calendar in the laboratory. The calendar can be viewed at the following web address:

MSL calendar

To view the calendar, click on Sign-up_for_web and log in under the guest account. The date for which information is shown is displayed above the equipment shedule.  To advance one day in the calendar click the little book pages with arrows in the upper left corner, or use the adjacent direct entry field.

Hours of Operation

We are open Mondays 11a-5p and Tuesdays through Friday 8am-5pm, except for University holidays. On Monday mornings we close the lab to perform maintenance and testing of our systems; this facilitates peak performance the rest of the week. Certain qualified MSL users can be granted access to the laboratory outside of normal hours. Please if you are an experienced user and would like to discuss this option.

A note on staff assistance

We want you to make the most of the time on our microscopes and are always happy to assist. Please come find us if any questions come up during your session. If you think that you will need continued assistance from the staff to use a microscope (it has been a long time since you last came, you are using different fluorophores and need help with settings, etc.), we prefer you let us know in advance so we can schedule a time to help you. The MSL team is usually heavily booked helping users, so by scheduling an assisted session you will ensure we can devote our full attention to you and your research project.