The MLI Tissue Procurement and Cell Culture Core will be closed for the holidays starting December 26-January 2, 2023. All media/cell orders will need to be placed by December 15th, 2022. Our last shipping date will be December 20th, 2022. We will resume shipping January 9th, 2023.


The Pathology Services Core (PSC) will be closed from December 26th to January 2nd. Please do not submit any samples during this time as sample pickup will not be available. All submissions should be completed by December 22, 2022. Standard operations resume on January 3, 2023.


Thank you for your support, and we hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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Biobehavioral Laboratory

Overview of Services

The Biobehavioral Laboratory (BBL) was initiated in 1989 as part of the Office of Research Support and Consultation (RSC) at the UNC School of Nursing. The term biobehavioral refers to the interface of biological and psychosocial factors that underlie individual responses to acute and chronic illness. Since inception, the BBL has expanded in its mission to enhance knowledge and skills in biobehavioral science, physiological measurement and instrumentation.

What distinguishes the BBL from other clinical laboratories is its emphasis on non-invasive monitoring and the use of portable instrumentation. The laboratory houses a number of instruments for the monitoring of physiologic parameters such as electrical brain activity, cardiac output, oxygenation, body composition and heart rate responses.

The laboratory facility supports on-site sleep research and other measurements of interest to faculty and students. The BBL also has been expanded to include a nutritional research and behavioral observation suite. This suite houses an observational room equipped with 6 in-wall cameras and a monitoring room with video recording and editing software. For more information, see our research and equipment pages.

The BBL staff is committed to assisting and promoting faculty and graduate students’ efforts in the use of biobehavioral measures and physiological parameters in their research. The BBL is located on the ground floor of Carrington Hall, Rooms 10 and 03. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to visit. For more information on how to request equipment or a research consultation with BBL faculty, feel free to call us at 919.966.7598 or email us at



Rose Mary Xavier PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC|Lab Director

Mathew Steadman|Lab Manager

Location and hours of operation

Hours       Location

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

      120 Medical Drive
      Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Links and Resources

  1. UNC Biobehavioral Lab


Name Role Phone Email Location
Mathew Steadman
Lab Manager
120 Medical Drive Chapel Hill, NC, 27599