The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is a core department of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and places a special emphasis on biomedical research and teaching with a focus on human disease, infection, and immunity. Our faculty's research programs form the foundation of our department's mission, which is to provide:
Research and Scholarship in basic, clinical, and applied aspects concerning the cellular and molecular biology of microorganisms, viruses, and the immune system.
Training of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the cellular and molecular biology of microorganisms, viruses, and the immune system.
Teaching of medical and dental students in basic and clinically relevant aspects of microbiology and immunology.
Providing hands-on, technical laboratory experience, to the above students in modern research and analytical techniques of cellular and molecular biology as they relate to microorganisms, viruses, and the immune system.
Educating students on the impact of microbes, viruses, and the status of the immune system on health, food, environment, and other aspects of our society including the ethical use of microbes.