Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program

Graduate Program Assistant:
Diane Sommerfeld

Phone: (613) 533-6000 x74836
E-Mail:diane.sommerfeld@queensu.ca
Graduate Program Coordinator:
Nancy Martin
Phone: (613) 533-2460
E-mail: nancy.martin@queensu.ca

There has never been a better time to think about a research career in Microbiology & Immunology

Discoveries in microbiology and immunology are in the news daily and these discoveries affect our lives in numerous ways. The disciplines of Microbiology & Immunology are a focus of basic life sciences, at the forefront of research aimed at probing the nature of life processes. During the past several decades, many of the major discoveries that have helped to elucidate the fundamental principles of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cellular microbiology have arisen from studies using micro-organisms including bacteria, archaea, and viruses. Micro-organisms are also closely associated with the health and welfare of plants and animals, with both beneficial and detrimental effects.

Microbiology & Immunology offers an exciting learning experience that will prepare you for diverse careers. Our outstanding professors are both internationally recognized experts in a variety of subjects and committed educators who will serve as mentors in learning both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Factor in Queen's state-of-the-art facilities and you have a world-class educational environment.

Graduate studies in Microbiology & Immunology offers students opportunities to enter the exciting world of fundamental, original scientific research using molecular and cellular approaches. Along with the practical educational aspects of learning how to develop and test hypotheses in order to carry out productive scientific research, graduate students learn important life skills including a passion for the discipline, thirst for new knowledge, pride in work, respect for others, and adherence to high ethical standards.