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.



  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    MBIM HON student Laurel Neufeld advances to the finals of the UBC Undergrad 3 Minute Thesis Competition
    Laurel’s first draft of the 3 Minute Thesis, which qualified her for finals, is on “Modeling E.coli infections in the gut.”
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes may be communicable
    A new paper in Science by B. Brett Finlay and a team of CIFAR fellows in the Humans & the Microbiome program proposes that “non-communicable” diseases may be transmitted between people through the microbiome.
  • Monday, January 13, 2020
    Student Spotlight: Connor Keane
    Whether it’s conducting research, winning a grant for a nonprofit organization he co-founded with a friend, or hosting a workshop with an Indigenous Astronaut – Keane has made the best of his time at UBC by pursuing his passions in every way he can.



Seminar-Using genomics and preclinical models to understand tumor progression and anti-tumor immune responses

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 1:00pm Dr. Daniel Hollern
Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Charles M Perou Lab, Linebarger Comprehensive Cancer Center,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Monday, March 2, 2020 - 1:00pm Madison Bolger-Munro
PhD. Candidate-Gold Lab



Monday, March 9, 2020 - 1:00pm Details