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 - Bringing protein motion to the center of drug discovery: from molecular wiggles to breakthrough therapies

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:30pm Dr. Pascal Fortin
Vice President and Head of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology, Relay Therapeutics


Seminar-The First Line of Defense: The role of epithelial cell inflammasomes in controlling Campylobacter jejuni infection

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:30pm Dr. Martin Stahl
Research Associate, Dr. Vallance lab, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia


Seminar - Regulation of alveolar macrophage survival and homeostasis by CD44 and hyaluronan

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:30pm Jeff Dong
Ph.D. Candidate - Johnson Lab