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, July 8, 2020
    Carolina Tropini is the 1st Canadian to be named a Johnson & Johnson Scholar in global competition
    Dr. Tropini’s research focuses on humans and the microbiota, utilizing cutting edge experimental and computational techniques to study the interactions between the environment in the body, disease, and the microbes that live on and within us.
  • 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.



M&I Welcome & Welcome Back

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 4:00pm Details


  • Kronstad Lab
    V. longisporum elicits media-dependent secretome responses with a further capacity to distinguish between plant-related environments
  • Finlay Lab
    Dietary Intervention Reverses Fatty Liver and Altered Gut Microbiota during Early-Life Undernutrition
  • Hancock Lab
    Systems Biology Approaches to Understanding the Human Immune System