Equipping learners to excel in this competitive field

Dalhousie’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology has a long-standing reputation for research excellence, equipping its students and post-doctoral fellows to excel in today's highly competitive field of biological research.

Dalhousie’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology houses several internationally recognized and well-funded research groups in the areas of infectious diseases, cancer biology, inflammation and host-pathogen interactions.

Close collaborations and joint ventures between Microbiology and Immunology faculty members and members of clinical departments such as Pediatrics, Pathology, Surgery and Medicine, as well as the Faculty of Dentistry, have enhanced the development of several successful multidisciplinary research teams in areas such as cancer cell biology, vaccinology, transplantation, immunity, and inflammation.

Researchers associated with the the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are housed on several floors of the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, as well as in the IWK Health Centre, the Centre for Clinical Research of the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the National Research Council, Institute of Marine Biosciences.

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