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.



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

Dr. Bill Mohn receives CSM Murray award

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  Congratulations to Dr. Bill Mohn for receiving this year’s Murray Award from the Canadian Society of Microbiology. This award recognizes the achievements of CSM members who are making outstanding... more



Seminar - A One Health Approach to MRSA in primates, Humans, and their Shared Environment

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:30pm Dr. Marilyn Roberts
Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Research Affiliate, Washington National Primate Research Centre, University of Washington


Seminar - A New Mechanism Underlying Immune Escape in the Primary to Metastatic Tumour Transition

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12:30pm Iryna Saranchova
Ph.D. Candidate - Jefferies Lab


Seminar - Novel mechanisms regulating B cell activation

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 12:30pm Dr. Bebhinn Treanor
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough