Microbiology & Immunology

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia provides a stimulating environment in which to pursue a graduate or undergraduate research program. Our faculty is internationally recognized for contributions in microbiology, molecular biology and immunology. Students will have the opportunity to experience the most up to date molecular approaches to the study of problems in microbiology and immunology.



M&I receives Alfred Scow Award for Student Development

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The Vice-President, Students Office has selected the Department Microbiology and Immunology to receive the 2016/17 Alfred Scow Award. This award is granted to an undergraduate program or department... more

Dr. Robert Hancock and Dr. Olga Peña (MICB Alumni) may have found a way to diagnose the deadliest syndrome

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
  Sepsis—colloquially known as blood poisoning—is not all that rare. In Canada, close to 10,000 people die each year from it, and it accounts for almost 11 per cent of hospital deaths while being... more

Dr. David Oliver awarded UBC 2017 Killam Teaching Prize

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. David Oliver on being awarded UBC’s highest recognition for teaching excellence and achievements (UBC 2017 Killam Teaching Prize).



Seminar-Sibling rivalry: How ETS family transcription factors regulate differentiation versus leukemia in the immune system

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:30pm Dr. Rodney Dekoter
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Western University


Seminar-Understanding vaccine-induced immunity. Lessons from Diplococcus intracellularis meningitidis

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:30pm Dr. Manish Sadarangani
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia; Director, Vaccine Evaluation Center, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute; Sauder Family Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Seminar-Microbiome, metabolites, and asthmatic mice

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 12:30pm Alissa Cait
Ph.D. Candidate - Mohn Lab