Prof. Wilfred Jefferies – a researcher, immunologist and professor in Microbiology & Immunology as well as Medical Genetics and the Biomedical Research Centre – has been elected as a Fellow for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI is a US non-profit organization dedicated to encourage inventors in academia and is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to eminent academic inventors. The NAI Fellows Program elects academic scholars and inventors in any discipline who have demonstrated exceptional innovation in creating or... Read More
We are excited to welcome Carolina Tropini, the newest faculty member to both the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the School of Biomedical Engineering. Fresh off her postdoc at Stanford University, Tropini brings extensive experience and research techniques to her role as Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. After moving from Italy to do her undergraduate degree at UBC, she moved to California to finish her PhD and postdoc at Stanford – where she first discovered a fascination with bacteria. “... Read More
Congratulations to Dr. Carolina Tropini for being awarded BC MSFHR 2019 Scholar award! The MSFHR Scholar Program is designed to support early career researchers as they establish independent research careers, form their own research teams and develop research programs that advance cutting-edge health solutions. This is a 5-year award. Applications assessed in all three categories: 1) track record, 2) program of research, and 3) environment and support. Project title: Microbial control of gut environment in IBD. https://www.msfhr.org... Read More
Congratulations to Dr. Marcia Graves on being awarded UBC’s highest recognition for teaching excellence and achievements (UBC 2018-2019 Killam Teaching Prize).
Congratulations to Linda Horianopoulos (Ph.D candidate-Kronstad Lab) on receiving 2018-2019 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. The Killam GTA Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated skills, abilities and contributions that result in a high level of respect from undergraduate students and academic or course supervisors, in several or all of the following areas: demonstrates a broad knowledge of the field, and the ability to help students actively learn new knowledge, skills and perspectives, evidenced by student/supervisor feedback and relevant... Read More