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.



  • Monday, May 10, 2021
    UBC researchers find how plants can actively recruit beneficial microbes to help protect them against future pathogen attack
    The Haney Lab in the UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology published research in Nature Plants that shows how plants can benefit the future of microbiology research and agriculture.
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    New faculty member Maria Tokuyama has always been motivated by the thrill of discovery and joys of mentorship
    Get to know Microbiology & Immunology’s newest Assistant Professor, Dr. Maria Tokuyama: the projects in her new lab, and the inspiration behind her journey to becoming a research scientist.
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    World TB Day: Tuberculosis is still an urgent global health matter and time is running out
    Researchers from the Av-Gay lab bring awareness to TB research and emphasize the importance of collaboration.


  • Suttle Lab
    Correcting a major error in assessing organic carbon pollution in natural waters
  • Hirst Lab
    Distinct DNA methylation patterns associated with treatment resistance in metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer
  • Gold Lab
    The Wdr1-LIMK-Cofilin Axis Controls B Cell Antigen Receptor-Induced Actin Remodeling and Signaling at the Immune Synapse



Seminar - The Bacteria Evolving Within Us

Monday, May 17, 2021 - 1:00pm Dr. Nandita Garud
Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles



Monday, May 31, 2021 - 1:00pm Details