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.



  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022
    Dr. Lisa Osborne wins funding for two projects from Scialog: Microbiome, Neurobiology and Disease competition
  • 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.


  • Horwitz Lab
    Influence of Type I Interferons in Gammaherpesvirus-68 and Its Influence on EAE Enhancement
  • Tropini Lab
    A bacterial record collection
  • Finlay Lab
    Effects of Gut Microbiota Alterations on Motor, Gastrointestinal, and Behavioral Phenotype in a Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease