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 10, 2023
    Welcome Professor Kayla King to the UBC Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, and Zoology!
    ​After 10 years of teaching and research in Oxford University’s Biology department, Dr. Kayla King has moved back to British Columbia to join the UBC Vancouver Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Zoology as a Professor.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023
    MBIM & EOAS undergraduate student Raveen Sidhu selected for the prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship
    Raveen Kaur Sidhu, a Senior studying Microbiology and Oceanography at UBC, says her studies have given her a great lens of framework to understand how life can persist in extreme environments., which is also relevant to space research.
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023
    Congratulations to Michelle Moksa and Andrew Sharon for receiving a 2022 Faculty of Science Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service
    The Dean of Science Excellence in Service Awards recognize staff, students, and faculty in the UBC Faculty of Science whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving UBC Science’s mission.


  • Hancock Lab
    Severe COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 severe sepsis converge transcriptionally after a week in the intensive care unit, indicating common disease mechanisms
  • Harder Lab
    Tumor-derived GCSF Alters Tumor and Systemic Immune System Cell Subset Composition and Signaling
  • Tropini Lab
    Gut commensal Enterocloster species host inoviruses that are secreted in vitro and in vivo



MBIM Graduation Tea

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 12:30pm Details


Exit Seminar - The brain and HIV-1 infection: inflammation processes in humanized BLT mice and neurological changes

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 12:30pm Virginie Jean Baptiste
PhD Candidate, Horwitz Lab