Microbiology and Immunology
Campus offers critical supplies for front lines

Campus offers critical supplies for front lines

John McCormick saw an opportunity to support colleagues on the local front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, his gesture to provide critical supplies has inspired others across campus.

Reid: How you might benefit from probiotics

Reid: How you might benefit from probiotics

Recognition of the roles that microbes play has led to the purposeful development of microbes (probiotics) that aim to restore and maintain health in humans and other life forms.

Ndashimye: ‘This is the story of who I am’

Ndashimye: ‘This is the story of who I am’

Twenty-five years after his family fled the Rwandan genocide, Emmanuel Ndashimye is completing his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His experiences have led him across borders and to the heights of academia.

Teams offer ideas a helping hand to market

Teams offer ideas a helping hand to market

The Proteus Innovation Competition features teams from across Southwestern Ontario and challenges them to take three emerging technologies and plan their commercialization.

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers

Rising stars solving health, science puzzles

Rising stars solving health, science puzzles

The core of discovery is research. And the core of good research is a dedicated, inquisitive team of scientists committed to solving some of the key questions of their discipline. Western is proud to highlight the work of teams newly granted Early Researcher Awards...

Young researchers solving health, science puzzles

Young researchers solving health, science puzzles

The core of discovery is research. And the core of good research is a dedicated, inquisitive team of scientists committed to solving some of the key questions of their discipline. Western is proud to highlight the work of teams newly granted Early Researcher Awards...

CFI Innovation Funds back five key projects

CFI Innovation Funds back five key projects

Nearly $14-million in Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Research Infrastructure Funds for five Western projects was announced today at Robarts Research Institute.

Vanier celebrates nation’s finest graduate students

Vanier celebrates nation’s finest graduate students

Four Western PhD candidates have been named among 167 nationwide recipients of the 2017-18 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships – two from the natural sciences and engineering competition, two from the health sciences competition. Each winner will receive $50,000...

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

How will we remember 2016? Probably through one or more of these faces. Western News presents its 7th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of those who contributed to our campus conversation in the last year. Join us in remembering the names and faces that...

Teams rise up to the Challenge

Teams rise up to the Challenge

The World’s Challenge Challenge, a staple of Western’s International Week, sees more than 30 student teams in competition, presenting a unique solution to a global challenge, in front of a panel of judges.

Study unlocks secret of common HIV strain

Study unlocks secret of common HIV strain

A discovery that the most common variant of the HIV virus is also the “wimpiest” will help doctors better treat millions of individuals around the world suffering from the deadly disease.

UN focus on superbugs right on target for researcher

UN focus on superbugs right on target for researcher

The problem is just getting worse. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, viruses and microbes are responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths each year. Staph infections. C. difficile outbreaks in hospitals. Tuberculosis. Malaria. Sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis...

One small step for the health of female astronauts

One small step for the health of female astronauts

In recent films involving space travel, such as Interstellar, Gravity and The Martian, several female characters have been portrayed as astronauts, commanders and specialists with the capability to endure the same missions as their male counterparts. However, in...

Six researchers named among nation’s elite

Six researchers named among nation’s elite

Coming to Western from Germany, Sweden, the United States and across Canada, these new Canada Research Chairs are developing HIV vaccines, improving hearing and movement, learning how and why people migrate and immigrate, and exploring the foundations of physics.

A few minutes to change the world

Western postdoctoral scholars put their research on the clock during a 3 Minute Research (3MR) Competition, hosted as part of the 2015 Postdoctoral Research Forum May 7 in the Great Hall, Somerville House. The competition is a research communication exercise where...

Trio nominated for RBC Immigrant Award

Trio nominated for RBC Immigrant Award

Western French Studies professor Henri Boyi and Medicine/Microbiology & Immunology professor Lakshman Gunaratnam, along with alumnus Navjeet ‘Bob’ Dhillon, have been named finalist for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award for 2015. The annual event, given out...