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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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. “Nicole is phenomenal at everything she attempts, and she has attempted a lot,” shares Dr. Cara Haney, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in the UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology.  Taking advantage of every opportunity available to her through the department and at UBC, Nicole is described as an A-student, fantastic molecular... Read More

Friday, April 29, 2022

For International Day of Immunology, the UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology interviewed three immunologists from different parts of the department to highlight their research.    JULIA LU, Abraham lab  What is your current research focus? My current research is focused on identifying the transcriptional landscape regulated by interleukin-7 (IL-7) in type 2 innate lymphoid cell (ILC2) and to determine whether it serves a significant role in mature ILC2 function (e.g. flu infection responses, airway allergic responses). What accomplishment... Read More

Friday, March 4, 2022

On March 2, 2022, Dr. Parvin Bolourani (Outreach, Alumni Engagement, Postdoctoral Affairs & Project Coordinator in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology) and Paula Littlejohn (PhD Candidate in the Finlay lab, Michael Smith Laboratories) received UBC Science Excellence in Service Awards.   Parvin received the award for creating a positive environment within the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and demonstrating exceptional leadership in conceiving new activities to engage students, staff, and postdoctoral fellows within our department and beyond. Her... Read More

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Clean energy technologies have put society and the mining industry at a crossroads. Demand is increasing rapidly for the minerals and metals that are the foundation for renewable energy generation, storage and broader use. At the same time, this resource development must happen responsibly – protecting the health and safety of nearby communities and bodies of water, embracing decarbonization and reducing the environmental risks associated with tailings and other waste streams. “In the current century, it’s harder and harder to get at big mineral deposits easily... Read More