A wealth of opportunity
With the only Microbiology & Immunology program in the Maritimes, we’re a research-intensive department that helps students build the skills they need to become excellent biomedical researchers.
Our department, which has a long-standing reputation for quality academics and research, focuses on readying students and post-doctoral trainees to work in a wide range of environments, including academia, medical research, biotech and the food industry.
A big picture approach
Our close working relationship with internationally recognized clinical departments at Dalhousie, like Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Surgery and Medicine, as well as Dalhousie's Faculty of Dentistry, allows us to take a multi-disciplinary approach to research in areas like:
- bacteriology & microbial pathogenesis
Our department's work involves many partners and collaborations, such as:
- frequent collaborations with the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and the IWK Health Centre
- each year, we receive almost 3 million dollars for research from major funding agencies including the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canadian Cancer Society, Genome Canada, National Institutes of Health and other granting agencies and industry partners
- our researchers are based in the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building at Dalhousie, the IWK Health Centre, the Centre for Clinical Research of the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the National Research Council laboratories