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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!


Dr. ShenImmuNet Seminar Series

Dr. Aimee Shen, Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Pew Scholar, University of Vermont

"Spore formation and germination by Clostridium difficile"

4 p.m., Thursday, December 11, in Classrom F (2J4.02 WMC)


Featured Article Published in PLOS Pathogens on December 11, 2014

Researchers from the Houghton and Tyrrell labs along with their collaborators have discovered a new regulator of the immune response to the influenza vaccine. Click here for the article and here for the press release.

Dr. David Evans on Global News

Dr. Evans talks about the Ebola virus on Global news. Click here for this video.

Conference Success


The 2014 International Conference on Poxvirus, Asfarvirus & Iridovirus held on September 26-30, 2014
in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada was well organized and very well attended. Thank you to the organizers and attendees for making this conference successful! Click here for more pictures.

FairmontThe 2014 HCV Conference which was held in Banff on September 7 - 11 was a great success! Click here for pictures.

Recent Publications

For recent publications please visit our News page.

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MMI Annual Christmas

treeWednesday, December 17 in the MMI Foyer

This year we will be having another potluck! Details to follow!



Recent Events

B. Parsons

Brendon Parsons (PhD student in the Foley Lab) presented at the 2014 BCID Conference which was held June 4-8, 2014. The conference was a huge success!

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