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, March 24, 2021
    World TB Day: Tuberculosis is still an urgent global health matter and time is running out
    Researchers from the Av-Gay lab bring awareness to TB research and emphasize the importance of collaboration.
  • Friday, February 19, 2021
    Dr. Michael Gold’s Mentorship Program Provides Networking and Career Opportunities for First-Generation Students
    First-Generation students share their positive experiences with the mentorship program’s first year.
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021
    UBC researcher Dr. Carolina Tropini to tackle unanswered questions about metabolism and the immune system as new Allen Distinguished Investigator
    Dr. Carolina Tropini, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the School of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Investigator by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group.


  • Crowe Lab
    Microbial community compositions in breast implant biofilms associated with contracted capsules
  • Av-Gay Lab
    From infection niche to therapeutic target: the intracellular lifestyle of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Hancock Lab
    Ivacaftor or lumacaftor/ivacaftor treatment does not alter the core CF airway epithelial gene response to rhinovirus



Seminar - Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: What Cholera can teach us about COVID-19

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:00pm Dr. Rita R. Colwell
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland College Park and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health



Monday, April 19, 2021 - 1:00pm Details