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, May 4, 2022
    Nicole Wang from the Haney lab awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal!
    Nicole Wang, an MSc student from the Haney lab, has been awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal – an award for the top achieving student (academics and research) in all of UBC.
  • Friday, April 29, 2022
    International Day of Immunology 2022
    For International Day of Immunology, the UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology interviewed three immunologists from different parts of the department to highlight their research.
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    New nasal spray treats Delta variant infection in mice, indicating broad spectrum results
    The researchers, including scientists at UBC, Université de Sherbrooke, and Cornell University, believe this is the first treatment of its kind proven to be effective against all COVID-19 variants of concern reported to date.


  • Jefferies Lab
    Distinct Gene Expression Patterns of Calcium Channels and Related Signaling Pathways Discovered in Lymphomas
  • Abraham Lab
    IL-7 induces type 2 cytokine response in lung ILC2s and regulates GATA3 and CD25 expression
  • Finlay Lab
    Type VI secretion systems of pathogenic and commensal bacteria mediate niche occupancy in the gut