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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

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

We extend our congratulations to 2021 Zymeworks Fellowship in Immunotherapeutics recipients Ashina Nagra and Cindy Shaheen, both PhD candidates at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Created partly in recognition of the Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael Smith, this is the most prestigious internal award offered to graduate students of UBC’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Michael Smith Laboratories. With the generous support of Zymeworks Inc., we are pleased to announce the awarding of two $20,000 fellowships, which directly support thesis research... Read More