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Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Welcome to the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology. We are a research-intensive department focusing on advanced studies in Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology, and the interface between these fields. We hope you enjoy your virtual visit!


ImmuNet Seminar Series


Thursday, May 25, 2017


Dr. John PattonDr. John T. Patton, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland


"Rotavirus evasion of the innate immune response: A tale of deception and destruction"


4:00 pm Classroom F

(2J4.02 WMC)



Award Recipient


AjaDr. Aja Rieger, Flow Cytometry Core Manager, has received a 2017 International Society for Advancement of Cytometry Shared Resource Lab Emerging Leaders Award


Click here for the full article from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Congratulations, Aja!  

Alberta Virology Conference


June 1 & 2, 2017


University of Alberta

Allard Lectcure Theatre


Registration Open

Registration and abstract submission for the 3rd Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology hosted "Alberta Virology Conference" are now open. Please check the conference website for details and to register. For questions or additional information please contact Karin Fodor or 780-492-1084.

Thank you on behalf of the conference Chair - Dr. David Marchant



Welcome to our newest Academic!

Dr. Amit P. Bhavsar

MMI Welcomes Dr. Amit Bhavsar, Assistant Professor to the department. Dr. Bhavsar is accepting student applications.

2017 Diagnostics Young Investigator - Former Student Dr. Marc Couturier

Congrats to one of our former grad students, Marc Couturier, who has received the 2017 Diagnostics Young Investigator by the American Society of Microbiology. Way to go! Click here for the entire article.

2016 Pediatric Trainee Award

AdamCongratulations to Ibrahim Adam who was a recipient of a 2016 Pediatric Trainee Award. Click here for the newsletter details.

2016 John Thibault Good Citizenship Award

CamCongratulations to Cameron Griffiths, PhD candidate in Dr. David Marchant's lab, who has been awarded the 2016 John Thibault Good Citizenship Award. Way to go, Cam!

2016 John Thibault Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to David Fast (Foley Lab) and Wan Kong Yip (Shmulevitz Lab) who won this year's John Thibault Travel Awards.

2016 Award for Excellence in Teaching


The Interdepartmental Science Students' Society presented an Award of Excellence in Teaching to Dr. Judy Gnarpe. In recognition for her dedication to undergraduate teaching. Congratulations, Judy!

FoMD Grad Student Teaching Award Winner

A big congratulations to Kris Ellestad (PhD student in Dr. Colin Anderson's lab) who has been named the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's Graduate Student Teaching Award winner! Way to go, Kris!

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For Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry upcoming seminars, click here for the event calendar.


2016 Annual MMI Recruitment Event

This year's Recruitment Event was a success! Thank you to those who attended and helped make it another great event!

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Recent Publications

For recent publications please visit our News page.