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. 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

M&I major Gunjan Mhapankar awarded The Queen's Young Leaders award

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Congratulations to Gunjan Mhapankar!  We are very pleased to announce that one of our M&I undergraduate majors, Gunjan Mhapankar, is one of only 2 students from Canada to be chosen as 2016 "The... more

M&I major Jacqueline Siu was recognized as a Wesbrook scholar and awarded the Harold B. & Nellie Boyes Memorial, and the Harry Logan Memorial Premier scholarship

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Congratulations to Jacqueline Siu! We are very pleased to announce that one of our M&I undergraduate majors, Jacqueline Siu​, is one of 20 students across all UBC undergraduate programs to... more



Seminar - Dining in: understanding how M. tuberculosis acquires and utilizes nutrients within macrophages

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 12:30pm Dr. Brian VanderVen
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University


Seminar - Signal integration during immune cell migration

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 10:00am Dr. Orion Weirner
Professor, CVRI & Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco


Seminar - Antigen presentation in MS and EAE: antigen drainage, microbial products, and microglia

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:30pm Dr. Jon Laman
Professor of Immune Physiology, Head Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands