Microbiology and Immunology


Welcome to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University

With faculty members located on the main campus, in research institutes and in hospitals, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill is a dynamic and diverse research and teaching unit with a focus on cutting-edge molecular and cellular biology applied to microbes (viruses, bacteria and parasites), their interactions with the host, and the immune response that allow the host to effectively fight these pathogens.


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We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all feel welcomed, respected and safe. As members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, this is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

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Department's First-Ever Female Chair

In October 2022, Professor Samantha Gruenheid made history at McGill as the the first female to hold the position of Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

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Land acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather. Learn More

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