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.



  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020
    Carolina Tropini is the 1st Canadian to be named a Johnson & Johnson Scholar in global competition
    Dr. Tropini’s research focuses on humans and the microbiota, utilizing cutting edge experimental and computational techniques to study the interactions between the environment in the body, disease, and the microbes that live on and within us.
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    Curtis Suttle | Without viruses we would not be alive
    The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies featured Wall Scholar and Microbiology Professor Curtis Suttle on the importance of viruses in our life and existence.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    Student Spotlight: Farhang Ahadzadeh
    A fourth-year undergraduate student in the Crowe lab shares his personal story of overcoming hardships, his T1D research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and advice on how to make the best of this current time of isolation.
  • Friday, April 3, 2020
    Financial Support for UBC Students
    Financial support from The Government of British Columbia and UBC for students in need.
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    COVID-19: Valuable resources for students
    The entire world has come together in a way we’ve never seen before – and people everywhere are creating ways to connect. Here are some important resources for students in response to COVID-19.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    New Faculty member Elitza Tocheva shares the vast possibilities of a career in science
    At UBC, Elitza Tocheva has found a place where she can both apply what she already knows and be inspired by learning something new. But she wants people to know that there’s more than one ending when it comes to a career in science.