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 awarded UBC Alfred Scow Award for its undergraduate program

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Each year the Vice-President, Students Office presents the Alfred Scow Award. This award is granted to an undergraduate program or department that has contributed to student development. It is with... more

Dr. Robert Hancock awarded the University Killam Professorship

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Hancock on being named a “University Killam Professorship”. This is the highest honor that the University can confer on a faculty member. It is intended to recognize "faculty... more

Karen Smith awarded UBC 2015-2016 Killam Teaching Prize

Monday, June 6, 2016
Congratulations to Karen Smith on being awarded UBC’s highest recognition for teaching excellence and achievements (UBC 2015-2016 Killam Teaching Prize).  Karen has provided outstanding leadership,... more



Seminar - The concept of tolerance in host-microbiota interactions

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:30pm Dr. Janelle Ayres
Assistant Professor, Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies


Seminar - Harnessing solar energy using the bacterial photosynthetic reaction centre proteins

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:30pm Daniel Jun
Ph.D. Candidate - Beatty Lab


Seminar - Using the honey bee to understand microsporidiosis

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm Dr. Jonathan Snow
Assistant Professor of Biology, Barnard College, Columbia University