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.



  • Friday, February 19, 2021
    Dr. Michael Gold’s Mentorship Program Provides Networking and Career Opportunities for First-Generation Students
    First-Generation students share their positive experiences with the mentorship program’s first year.
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021
    UBC researcher Dr. Carolina Tropini to tackle unanswered questions about metabolism and the immune system as new Allen Distinguished Investigator
    Dr. Carolina Tropini, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the School of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Investigator by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group.
  • Friday, January 29, 2021
    In-Person Labs at UBC Continue Successfully Amid COVID Times
    Students in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology share their experience in the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory (MICB 322) class and how it has helped them learn and prepare for their future as researchers during an uncertain time.


  • Abraham Lab
    Assessment of long non-coding RNA expression reveals novel mediators of the lung tumour immune response
  • Kronstad Lab
    The Novel J-Domain Protein Mrj1 Is Required for Mitochondrial Respiration and Virulence in Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Hallam Lab
    Mercury methylation by metabolically versatile and cosmopolitan marine bacteria



Seminar - With trillions of microbes out there, which one do you choose?

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 1:00pm Dr. Ramunas Stepanauskas
Senior Research Scientist, Director of the Bigelow Laboratory Single Cell Genomics Center



Monday, March 15, 2021 - 1:00pm Details