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.



  • Friday, February 19, 2021
    Dr. Michael Gold’s Mentorship Program Provides Networking and Career Opportunities for First-Generation Students
    First-Generation students share their positive experiences with the mentorship program’s first year.
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021
    UBC researcher Dr. Carolina Tropini to tackle unanswered questions about metabolism and the immune system as new Allen Distinguished Investigator
    Dr. Carolina Tropini, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the School of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Investigator by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group.
  • Friday, January 29, 2021
    In-Person Labs at UBC Continue Successfully Amid COVID Times
    Students in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology share their experience in the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory (MICB 322) class and how it has helped them learn and prepare for their future as researchers during an uncertain time.


  • Hallam Lab
    Mercury methylation by metabolically versatile and cosmopolitan marine bacteria
  • Finlay Lab
    Accurate identification and quantification of commensal microbiota bound by host immunoglobulins
  • Haney Lab
    Maintaining symbiotic homeostasis: how do plants engage with beneficial microorganisms while at the same time restricting pathogens?




M&I Symposium - Feb 26, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 4:00pm Details


Seminar - Shaping inflammatory, non-inflammatory, and pathogen immunity in the intestine

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 1:00pm Dr. Gianna E. Hammer
Assistant Professor of Immunology, Duke University School of Medicine