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, October 23, 2020
    Parvin Bolourani Wins President’s Staff Award for Enhancing UBC Experience
    Parvin Bolourani, the Outreach, Alumni Engagement, Postdoctoral Fellows & Project Coordinator, was recently awarded a President’s Staff Award. On October 21, we celebrated Parvin's achievement through a virtual ceremony.
  • Friday, October 16, 2020
    M&I grad student Morgan Alford wins CIHR Gold Award with virtual research presentation!
    Congratulations to Morgan Alford, a PhD student in the Hancock Lab, for receiving an award of excellence (Gold category) in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research National Research Poster Presentation.
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020
    National Postdoc Appreciation
    National Postdoc Awareness Week (NPAW) aims to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to research and discovery. We celebrated with three M&I researchers, who shared their research and why they love what they do.


  • Hancock Lab
    Preparing for Life: Plasma Proteome Changes and Immune System Development During the First Week of Human Life
  • Murphy Lab
    A copper site is required for iron transport by the periplasmic proteins P19 and FetP
  • Eltis & Mohn Labs
    Genomics and metatranscriptomics of biogeochemical cycling and degradation of lignin-derived aromatic compounds in thermal swamp sediment




Monday, November 30, 2020 - 1:00pm Gyles Ifill
Ph.D. Candidate - Fernandez Lab



Monday, December 7, 2020 - 1:00pm Details



Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:00pm Details