Microbiology & Immunology

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.



Dr. Ali Tehrani receives Alumni Builder Award

Thursday, November 2, 2017
    ALUMNIUBC is marking its 100th year with alumni UBC 100, a year-long celebration of the power of UBC’s global alumni community. The Alumni Builder Awards were established as part of alumni UBC... more

M&I receives Alfred Scow Award for Student Development

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The Vice-President, Students Office has selected the Department Microbiology and Immunology to receive the 2016/17 Alfred Scow Award. This award is granted to an undergraduate program or department... more

Dr. Robert Hancock and Dr. Olga Peña (MICB Alumni) may have found a way to diagnose the deadliest syndrome

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
  Sepsis—colloquially known as blood poisoning—is not all that rare. In Canada, close to 10,000 people die each year from it, and it accounts for almost 11 per cent of hospital deaths while being... more



Seminar-Dietary lipids, intestinal microbes and immunity

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:30pm Dr. Deanna Gibson
Associate Professor, Biology, University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus


Seminar-Plasticity of Innate Lymphoid Cells; Implications and insights into chronic respiratory diseases

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:30pm Dr. Jonathan Silver
Scientist I, Respiratory Inflammation and Autoimmunity Group, Medimmune


Seminar-A novel and unexpected role for an ABC transporter protein family member

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:30pm Hitesh Arora
Ph.D. Candidate - Jefferies Lab