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 - Understanding inflammation through translational research on childhood autoinflammatory diseases

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:30pm Dr. Kelly Brown
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, UBC Scientist, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute


Seminar - The evolution of a key innovation and subsequent speciation of bacteriophage λ

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:30pm Dr. Justin Meyer
Assistant Professor Department of Biology, U.C. San Diego


Seminar - TBA

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:30pm Details