Department News

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dr. Bill Mohn and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology wish to congratulate Justin on his defence Dec 1 2014. Justin successfully defended his thesis titled "Mechanisms of survival against desiccation and associated stresses of the soil-residing actinomycete Rhodococcus jostii strain RHA1".

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Leopold Leadership Program, located at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, was founded in 1998 to fill a critical gap in environmental decision-making: getting the best scientific knowledge into the hands of government, nonprofit, and business leaders and the public to further the development of sustainable policies and practices.  Dr. Hallam is among the 20 mid-career academic environmental scientists named as Fellows this year. The group was selected through a highly competitive process on the basis of their exceptional scientific... Read More

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dave Oliver has been awarded a UBC Science Centre for Learning and Technology (SCLT) Development Grant for his proposal entitled “Development of a UBC-based International Research Journal for Undergraduate Students”. The goal of this project is to further develop our undergraduate Journal of Experimental Microbiology & Immunology (JEMI) such that it in addition to publishing research articles from the MICB 421 and MICB 447 students, it would have a second tier in which the top MICB 421/447 articles, as well as microbiology and immunology research articles... Read More

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Recent publication from Dr. Jefferies and his colleagues, "The ion channel TRPV1 regulates the activation and proinflammatory properties of CD4+ T cells " was selected to be highlighted in the Editors' Choice section of Science Signaling, a weekly journal from the publisher of Science magazine. A link to the summary of the article is below: http://stke.sciencemag.org/content/7/349/ec301.abstract Link to the full article: http://www.nature.com/ni/journal/v15/n11/full/ni.3009.html      

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lyn Deficiency Leads to Increased Microbiota-Dependent Intestinal Inflammation and Susceptibility to Enteric Pathogens J Immunol. 2014 Oct 22. pii: 1302832 http://www.jimmunol.org/content/193/10/5249.long Roberts ME1, Bishop JL1, Fan X1, Beer JL1, Kum WW2, Krebs DL1, Huang M1, Gill N2, Priatel JJ3, Finlay BB2, Harder KW4. 1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada; 2Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia... Read More

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