Graduate Program Assistant
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dental Sciences Rm 3014
London, Ontario N6A 5C1 t.
519-661-2111 ext. 83427 f.
Western’s Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology offers research-intensive, thesis-based graduate training at the Masters' and the Doctoral level. We possess world class facilities and a motivating training environment, with high profile research programs overseen by internationally distinguished faculty members. The Graduate Program of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology revolves around two major fields of scientific endeavor: i) The molecular and cellular biology of microorganisms, and ii) The molecular and cellular biology of the immune system. These fields involve studies on bacteria, virus, parasites, cancer cells, and immune cells with an emphasis on molecular biology, biochemistry, and pathogenesis. This 2-year program is intended for students who are interested in a research career or who are interested in acquiring research skills.
Times to Completion
- Full-time study
Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:
- Honours Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in Microbiology, Immunology or some other biological sciences program. Holders of MD, DDS, or DVM degrees are also eligible to apply.
- Minimum high B average from the undergraduate degree.
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:
- February 1 - Fall Term
- July 31 (pending spots remaining) - Fall Term
- March 31 - Summer Term
- November 1 - Winter Term
We strongly encourage submission of applications by February 1 for summer term or fall term admission for both domestic and international applicants. This is to ensure eligibility for all entrance awards and scholarships. Applications received by February 1 will be considered for a Dr. FW Luney Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Microbiology & Immunology worth up to $5,000. The graduate program in Microbiology & Immunology will continue to consider applications submitted between February 1 and July 31 while positions in host laboratories are open. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
Fields of Research
- Cellular and Molecular Biology of Microorganisms
- Cellular and molecular Biology of the Immune System