Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program

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The microbiology and immunology program offers both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, which are offered through the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Our faculty members are either directly appointed at the University of Ottawa, or are cross appointed in various other organizations such as the Ottawa Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the various federal research organizations such as the National Research Council of Canada, Health Canada and Agriculture Canada. Due to the close ties with hospitals and research organizations, students have a rich experience in working in various organizations that work on fundal discoveries and/or clinical and applied studies. Our aim is to create a strong academic environment to foster the career development of graduate students, and our close ties with the various research centres in Ottawa provides an excellent avenue for this. The program includes several major fields of scientific endeavor such as microbial physiology and genetics, molecular biology of viruses, stem cell biology, host pathogen interactions and cellular and molecular immunology. These research fields involve studies on bacteria, virus, immune cells, stem cells and cancer cells with an emphasis on cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, system biology, pathogenesis and emerging pathogens.

In the first year an introductory course on host-pathogen interactions is mandatory to all M.Sc. students which updates all the selected students in the various facets of microbiology and immunology.We also offer several advanced courses such as “Advanced Immunology”, “Advanced Virology” and “Advanced Bacteriology”, which are taken by M.Sc. and Ph.D. students to develop advanced understanding of these disciplines. In addition, students can also take other courses that are offered by other graduate programmes to suit their needs.

Dr. Thien-Fah Mah
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8712

Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Studies Committee:
Dr. Thien-Fah Mah, Dr. Marc André Langlois, Dr. Robin Parks, Dr. Seung-Hwan Lee, Dr. Paul MacPherson, Dr. Nicolas Pineault.

For information about Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Programs, please contact grad.med@uOttawa.ca

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