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, September 4, 2023
    The Science Behind Sexual Health Series
    For World Sexual Health Day, labs from the Faculty of Science share their research that both directly and indirectly relates to sexual health.
  • Friday, September 1, 2023
    The Science Behind Sexual Health: Research from the Tokuyama Lab
    Professor Maria Tokuyama, PhD student Austin Guild, and MSc student Ananya Saraph from the Tokuyama lab share their research on whether and how endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) could protect against HSV-2 infections.
  • Thursday, August 31, 2023
    The Science Behind Sexual Health: Research from the Tropini Lab
    Professor Carolina Tropini and MSc student Sophie Cotton share their research on how the gut microbiota influences levels of sex hormones throughout our bodies.


  • Kronstad Lab
    Metals and the cell surface of Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Finlay Lab
    P019 Host-Enterobacteriaceae interactions and mitochondrial dysfunction in Crohn’s colitis
  • Tropini Lab
    Single-strain behavior predicts responses to environmental pH and osmolality in the gut microbiota



Seminar - B cells in human tissues: beyond a snapshot in time

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 3:00pm Dr. Jacqueline Siu
Wellcome Trust Early Career Fellow Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford



Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 12:30pm Sean Crowe
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences