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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, September 1, 2016


Dr. Defu Zeng, Professor, The Beckman Institute, City of Hope Dr.Defu ZengNational Medical Centre, California


"Differential role of PD-L1/PD-1 and PD-L1/CD80 interactions in regulating graft versus host disease and graft versus leukemia/lymphoma effects?


9:30 am in the Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall

(1-040 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Innovation)


*Dr. Zeng is the external examiner for MMI PhD candidate Kristofer Ellestad




2016 FoMD Graduate Teaching Award Recipient

AmandaCongratulations to Amanda Scott, PhD candidate in Dr. Hanne Ostergaard's lab, who has been awarded the 2016 FoMD Graduate Teaching Award. Way to go, Amanda!

Spring 2016 Courses

MMI 100, MMI 133 and MMI 391 will be offered in the Spring session. More info to come.

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!

2015 Governor General's Gold Medal

Daniel U.Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Unterweger (Pukatzki lab) who has been selected as one of two winners of the 2015 Governor General's Gold Medal. This award recognizes the doctoral graduate who achieves the highest academic standing/cumulative scholarly achievement at the University of Alberta. Congratulations, Daniel! What an achievement! More pictures here.

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 Infectious Disease Conference - May 2 & 3

ID conference



This was a two-day event, with a themed focus on “Scientific Responses to Economic Challenges and Opportunities”, assembled scientists and clinicians at the University of Alberta to facilitate collaborative efforts among colleagues, trainees, external partners and stakeholders who are working in the field of infectious diseases. Click here for more information. What a successful conference.

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Recent Publications

For recent publications please visit our News page.