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, March 8, 2023
    Congratulations to Michelle Moksa and Andrew Sharon for receiving a 2022 Faculty of Science Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service
    The Dean of Science Excellence in Service Awards recognize staff, students, and faculty in the UBC Faculty of Science whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving UBC Science’s mission.
  • Thursday, March 2, 2023
    CIFAR researcher Carolina Tropini is appointed Alan Bernstein Fellow
    The appointment, in honour of President Emeritus Alan Bernstein, recognizes Tropini’s groundbreaking research into how the microbiome impacts human health
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023
    B.C. sea sponge has COVID-blocking powers
    UBC researchers from the François Jean lab have identified three compounds that prevent COVID-19 infection in human cells, derived from natural sources including a B.C. sea sponge.


  • Jean Lab
    Discovery of lead natural products for developing pan-SARS-CoV-2 therapeutics
  • Hancock Lab
    A transcriptomic analysis of the effects of macrophage polarization and endotoxin tolerance on the response to Salmonella
  • Haney Lab
    Sticky Pi is a high-frequency smart trap that enables the study of insect circadian activity under natural conditions



Seminar (AMR Cluster) - The Macrophage Awakens: Host-Directed Therapy for Tuberculosis

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 12:30pm Jim Sun
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa


Seminar - Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis: evidence and mechanisms of causation

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 12:30pm Alberto Ascherio
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Seminar (AMR Cluster)

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 12:30pm Details