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, March 20, 2020
    COVID-19: Valuable resources for students
    The entire world has come together in a way we’ve never seen before – and people everywhere are creating ways to connect. Here are some important resources for students in response to COVID-19.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    New Faculty member Elitza Tocheva shares the vast possibilities of a career in science
    At UBC, Elitza Tocheva has found a place where she can both apply what she already knows and be inspired by learning something new. But she wants people to know that there’s more than one ending when it comes to a career in science.
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    Microbiology and Immunology awarded with two 2019 Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Awards
    On March 4, 2020, Sarah Woodward and Sue Palichuk were formally presented their awards by Meigan Aronson, Dean, Faculty of Science.
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Women in UBC Science: Isobel Mouat
    This article is one of the many stories celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which takes place every year on February 11.
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Newly renovated home for life sciences allows student research to thrive
    We recently celebrated the official opening of the Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Laboratories! Formally known as UBC’s Biological Sciences Centre, this new space brings together all undergrads in life and biological sciences into one complex.
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    MBIM HON student Laurel Neufeld advances to the finals of the UBC Undergrad 3 Minute Thesis Competition
    Laurel’s first draft of the 3 Minute Thesis, which qualified her for finals, is on “Modeling E.coli infections in the gut.”



Day of Immunology 2020 (DOI 2020)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 9:00am Details


Seminar-Dmitry Apel Memorial Lecture

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 1:00pm Dr. Aleksandra Sikora
Associate Professor, Oregon State University



Monday, May 11, 2020 - 1:00pm Kylynda Bauer
Ph.D. Candidate - Finlay Lab