The IIRC is committed to the education and growth of students at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Collectively, the faculty within the IIRC supervise around 20 post-doctoral fellows and 40 graduate students during the year from a number of different departments at UBC. Most of our students come from experimental medicine, health care and epidemiology, microbiology and immunology, and medical genetics.

If you are interested in pursuing graduate or post-graduate work in immunology or infectious disease, please review our Research Programs to find a member that is doing work in an area that interests you.

More information on graduate studies at UBC can be found at

Our members also support the training of medical residents from the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.

More information on MD training programs through the Faculty of Medicine at UBC can be found at

The Faculty of Medicine also offers a combined MD/PhD program for people who want a career in clinical medicine and research –

Training Program in Transplantation Research

This program is supported through Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and is affiliated with the University of British Columbia, its teaching hospitals, and the British Columbia Transplant Society.

Research projects available through this program encompass all aspects of transplantation including, but not limited to; basic and applied research into the immune system, stem cell biology, tissue transplantation, organ preservation, organ donation and ethical issues related to transplantation, outcomes research and clinical epidemiology related to transplantation.

More information can be found at

IIRC members involved:

Du, DuronioMcMaster, MuiWarnock


The IIRC hosts a seminar series in partnership with the Division of Infectious Diseases in which Faculty members, their students and invited guests give presentations on their research in progress. This provides an important forum for students, principal investigators and other researchers to discuss research and share ideas.

Unless noted otherwise all seminars take place in the 2nd floor seminar room of the Jack Bell Research Centre (Rm 237, 2660 Oak Street).  The building is authorized swipe-card access only, but for anyone wishing to attend that does not have card access, someone will check the waiting room at the main entrance 5 minutes before the start time to let people in.

Immunity and infection research seminars for 2017

All seminars take place at the Jack Bell Research Centre seminar room at 3pm unless otherwise noted.

March 10th, 3:00pm, JBRC Seminar Room (237)

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