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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

There are some things in life that often seem impossible while in the midst of doing it all: teaching a complicated subject, finding the right career that supports your research goals, and balancing your life, career and family.    But Elitza Tocheva shares that no matter where you end up in your career, you never stop learning. That as a scientist, there’s always places to go and change throughout your career. And for every journey to get somewhere, there are many more destinations to choose from.   For right now, Tocheva feels fortunate to be a... Read More

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Every year, UBC’s Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Awards recognizes the staff, students and faculty whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving the faculty’s mission.   A maximum of 6 staff, 2 faculty and 2 student awards are honoured each year for their dedication to nurture an exceptional scientific learning and research environment for the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. For 2019, two of those awards went to members in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.   Sarah Woodward, a PhD... Read More

Friday, January 31, 2020

When asked how she became a science researcher, Isobel Mouat expressed her outright love of science – learning it, researching it and talking about it, especially with other people. After moving from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Toronto to pursue her undergraduate degree in molecular biology, Mouat moved to Vancouver to begin her PhD in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology where she could do just that – learn, research and talk about science with other people who experienced a similar passion. Mouat didn’t exactly know what becoming a researcher was going... Read More

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

On Jan 17, 2020 we celebrated the official opening of the Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Laboratories! Formally known as UBC’s Biological Sciences Centre, this renovated and expanded space brings together all of the undergraduate programs in life and biological sciences at the Vancouver campus into one complex - including Botany, Zoology, Physiological Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and of course the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The new renovations feature study spaces for students on every floor of the building, modern teaching... Read More

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Congratulations to MBIM HON student Laurel Neufeld, who is officially a Top 10 finalist for the Undergraduate 3 Minute Thesis Competition! Currently doing her MICB 449 project in the Finlay Lab, Laurel’s first draft of the 3 Minute Thesis, which qualified her for finals, is on “Modeling E.coli infections in the gut.” This new competition funded by the PURE award will present finalists on Saturday February 15 in ESB 1012 from 11 AM – Noon. Make sure to show up and cheer Laurel on as she shares her final presentation: “Following... Read More