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. Robert Hancock awarded the University Killam Professorship

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Hancock on being named a “University Killam Professorship”. This is the highest honor that the University can confer on a faculty member. It is intended to recognize "faculty... more

Karen Smith awarded UBC 2015-2016 Killam Teaching Prize

Monday, June 6, 2016
Congratulations to Karen Smith on being awarded UBC’s highest recognition for teaching excellence and achievements (UBC 2015-2016 Killam Teaching Prize).  Karen has provided outstanding leadership,... more

Dr. Bill Mohn receives CSM Murray award

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  Congratulations to Dr. Bill Mohn for receiving this year’s Murray Award from the Canadian Society of Microbiology. This award recognizes the achievements of CSM members who are making outstanding... more



Seminar - Pertussis Pathogenesis and Vaccinology

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:30pm Dr. Tod Merkel
Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Respiratory Pathogens, CBER, FDA


Seminar - Diversification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis airways

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:30pm Shawn Clark
2016 Canadian Society of Microbiologists Graduate Ambassador Award Recipient - Dr. David Hwang and Dr. David Guttman Lab, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto


Seminar - Microvesicles in cell-cell communication

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:30pm Dr. Sherri Christian
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland & Alumni of MICB at UBC