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, September 1, 2022
    Breastmilk & how it helps us better understand the development of infant gut microbiomes
    M&I PhD student Zahra Pakzad (Deborah Money lab) shares her research on the Maternal Microbiome Legacy Project and how breast milk influences the infant gut microbiome.
  • 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.


  • Hallam Lab
    The survivor strain: isolation and characterization of Phormidium yuhuli AB48, a filamentous phototactic cyanobacterium with biotechnological potential
  • Finlay Lab
    Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and the Gut-Liver Axis: Exploring an Undernutrition Perspective
  • Osborne Lab
    Eo, what are we doing here?



Seminar - Origin stories: effects of intestinal perturbations on peripheral immunity and inflammation

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 12:30pm Dr. Lisa Osborne
Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology


Dolman Award Seminar - Heterogeneity of immune responses during helminth infections

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:30pm P’ng Loke
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH


Exit Seminar - Hyaluronan-mediated modulation of human neutrophil function.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 12:30pm Iwona Niemietz
MPharm; PhD Candidate, Brown Lab