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.



Seminar-Starving the gut microbiota: host-bacterial interactions during malnutrition

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 1:00pm Kelsey E. Huus
Ph.D. Candidate - Finlay Lab



Monday, October 5, 2020 - 1:00pm Dr. Cara Haney
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UBC



Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:00pm Corrie Belanger
Ph.D. Candidate - Hancock Lab


  • Tocheva Lab
    Ultrastructure of Exospore Formation in Streptomyces Revealed by Cryo-Electron Tomography
  • Hirst Lab
    The pathognomonic FOXL2 C134W mutation alters DNA binding specificity
  • Kronstad Lab
    V. longisporum elicits media-dependent secretome responses with a further capacity to distinguish between plant-related environments