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.



  • Thursday, September 1, 2022
    Breastmilk & how it helps us better understand the development of infant gut microbiomes
    M&I PhD student Zahra Pakzad (Deborah Money lab) shares her research on the Maternal Microbiome Legacy Project and how breast milk influences the infant gut microbiome.
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022
    Dr. Lisa Osborne wins funding for two projects from Scialog: Microbiome, Neurobiology and Disease competition
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022
    Nicole Wang from the Haney lab awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal!
    Nicole Wang, an MSc student from the Haney lab, has been awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal – an award for the top achieving student (academics and research) in all of UBC.


  • Finlay & Haney Labs
    Gastric acid and escape to systemic circulation represent major bottlenecks to host infection by Citrobacter rodentium
  • Av-Gay Lab
    The ΔCysK2 mutant of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is sensitive to vancomycin associated with changes in cell wall phospholipid profile
  • Hallam Lab
    The survivor strain: isolation and characterization of Phormidium yuhuli AB48, a filamentous phototactic cyanobacterium with biotechnological potential



Dolman Award Seminar - Heterogeneity of immune responses during helminth infections

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:30pm P’ng Loke
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH


Exit Seminar - Hyaluronan-mediated modulation of human neutrophil function.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 12:30pm Iwona Niemietz
MPharm; PhD Candidate, Brown Lab


Seminar - Two stories: viral manipulation of cell biology and parasite manipulation of antiviral responses

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 12:30pm Tiffany Reese
Assistant Professor, Departments of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center