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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


Thursday, November 23, 2017


Dr. Philip F HalloranDr. Philip F. Halloran, Professor, AB Transplant Applied Genomics Centre, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Alberta


"The immunology of transplant organ rejection: insights from the Molecular Microscope"


4:00 pm in Classroom F (2j4.02 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre)


Special MMI Guest Speaker


Friday, November 24, 2017


Dr. Rodney RussellDr. Rodney Russell, Associate Professor, Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland


"Virus Induced Pyroptosis: A Pathogenic Assault or a Cellular Fire Alarm?"


10 am in Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall (1-040 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Innovation)


*  Dr. Russell is acting as the external examiner for MMI PhD candiate Abdullah Awadh. 


Sponsorship from The Walter Mackenzie Visiting Speaker Fund as well as the Faculty of Graduate Studies is gratefully acknowledged.


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!  



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.


2017 Summer Student Event

Thank you to Dr. Amit Bhavasar for a very successful Summer Student event, held on August 18th. Thank you to all those who participated, specifically the great group of young scientists who were part of our program. A job well done to all!

Alberta Virology Conference 2017

The conference had a great turn out and was a great success. Thank you to the Organizing Committee: Karin Fodor, David Marchant, Les Nagata, Chad Irwin, Trushar Patel, Guido Van Marle, Markus Czub, and Lorne Tyrrell. As well, a big thank to the sponsors and to all those who attended.

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Recent Publications

For recent publications please visit our News page.