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.



  • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    Curtis Suttle | Without viruses we would not be alive
    The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies featured Wall Scholar and Microbiology Professor Curtis Suttle on the importance of viruses in our life and existence.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    Student Spotlight: Farhang Ahadzadeh
    A fourth-year undergraduate student in the Crowe lab shares his personal story of overcoming hardships, his T1D research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and advice on how to make the best of this current time of isolation.
  • Friday, April 3, 2020
    Financial Support for UBC Students
    Financial support from The Government of British Columbia and UBC for students in need.
  • 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.