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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, December 10, 2015


Dr. Ben WillingDr. Benjamin Willing, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Microbiology of Nutrigenomics, Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science, University of Alberta


"How the microbiome shapes responses to medical intervention and disease challenges"

4:00 pm, Classroom F (2J4.02 WMC)


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!

2015 Killam Recipient

Dr. TCongratulations to Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell who has received the prestigious Killam award! Click here for more.

Tune into CBC Radio One on Friday, May 15th at 9 pm. Dr. Tyrrell will be featured on the Ideas program where he is being interviewed by Paul Kennedy.

Welcome to our new Flow Cytometry Core Manager

Please help us welcome our new Flow Manager, Dr. Aja Rieger. Welcome to the department, Aja! We are so happy to have you as the newest addition to MMI!

McCalla Professorship Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Edan Foley who is one of this year's McCalla Professorship Recipients! How exciting! For more info click here.

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


2015 John Thibault Good Citizen Award Recipient

Ninad Mehta
The first JTMA Event took place on Friday, September 11. Congratulations to the 2015 John Thibault Good Citizen Award Winner, Ninad Mehta.

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Recent Publications

For recent publications please visit our News page.