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.



Evelyn Sun awarded 2018 "Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award"

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Congratulations to Evelyn Sun (Ph.D candidate-Hancock Lab) on receiving 2018 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. The Killam GTA Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated skills... more

Dr. Ali Tehrani receives Alumni Builder Award

Thursday, November 2, 2017
    ALUMNIUBC is marking its 100th year with alumni UBC 100, a year-long celebration of the power of UBC’s global alumni community. The Alumni Builder Awards were established as part of alumni UBC... more

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



Seminar-Aaron Wyatt Memorial Lecture-Forward genetic analysis of immunity in the mouse

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:30pm Dr. Bruce Beutler, M.D.
Regental Professor/Director, Center for the Genetics of Host Defense, UT Southwestern Medical Center


Seminar-The microbiome and HIV in women"Proteomics–based systems biology approaches to study the functional microbiome and host immunity in HIV"

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:30pm Dr. Adam Burgener
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Head of Proteomics, National HIV and Retrovirology Labs, JC Wilt Infectious Disease Centre, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg


Seminar-Mechanisms of assembly and delivery of the Type VI protein secretion system

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 12:30pm Dr. Tao Dong
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair tier 2