Dr. Lisa Osborne, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is a member of two winning interdisciplinary teams awarded funding in year two of Scialog: Microbiome, Neurobiology and Disease. The initiative, sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group and the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation, with support from Walder Foundation, aims to catalyze advances in the understanding of the gut-brain axis. “Participating in Scialog this year felt like a real... Read More
Dr. Lisa Osborne wins funding for two projects from Scialog: Microbiome, Neurobiology and Disease competition
Nicole Wang, an MSc student from the Haney lab, has been awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal – an award for the top achieving student (academics and research) in all of UBC. “Nicole is phenomenal at everything she attempts, and she has attempted a lot,” shares Dr. Cara Haney, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in the UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Taking advantage of every opportunity available to her through the department and at UBC, Nicole is described as an A-student, fantastic molecular... Read More
For International Day of Immunology, the UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology interviewed three immunologists from different parts of the department to highlight their research. JULIA LU, Abraham lab What is your current research focus? My current research is focused on identifying the transcriptional landscape regulated by interleukin-7 (IL-7) in type 2 innate lymphoid cell (ILC2) and to determine whether it serves a significant role in mature ILC2 function (e.g. flu infection responses, airway allergic responses). What accomplishment... Read More
Dr. Parvin Bolourani and Paula Littlejohn from M&I receive UBC Science Excellence in Service Awards!
On March 2, 2022, Dr. Parvin Bolourani (Outreach, Alumni Engagement, Postdoctoral Affairs & Project Coordinator in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology) and Paula Littlejohn (PhD Candidate in the Finlay lab, Michael Smith Laboratories) received UBC Science Excellence in Service Awards. Parvin received the award for creating a positive environment within the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and demonstrating exceptional leadership in conceiving new activities to engage students, staff, and postdoctoral fellows within our department and beyond. Her... Read More