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.



  • Monday, July 26, 2021
    Vaccine 101: How, why, and where to get vaccinated in BC
    Dr. Pauline Johnson from the UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology shares some of her research and resources about the vaccine!
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    M&I alumni César de la Fuente wins 2021 CSM Thermo Fisher Scientific Award
    César de la Fuente, a Ph.D. graduate and Postdoctoral Fellow from the Hancock lab, shares that his time at UBC was instrumental both personally and scientifically.
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021
    Biologizing our industry – how microalgae can help us support sustainability
    Moritz Koch, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Hallam lab, shares research on a new kind of biodegradable bioplastics that could potentially relieve the burden of plastic trash in the ocean.


  • Horwitz Lab
    Gammaherpesvirus infection licenses age-associated B cells for pathogenicity in MS and EAE
  • Hancock Lab
    NtrBC Selectively Regulates Host-Pathogen Interactions, Virulence, and Ciprofloxacin Susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Haney Lab
    Maintaining Symbiotic Homeostasis: How Do Plants Engage With Beneficial Microorganisms While at the Same Time Restricting Pathogens?