Thank you to everyone who came out to our Graduation Banquet!
Best of luck to all of our graduates!

IMINSA 2012-2013

Grad student opportunities!

posted Apr 27, 2013, 2:48 PM by Michael Wong

Hey Everyone, Hope you're all taking some time to relax now that exams are completed!
For those of you considering graduate studies, Dr Maya Shmulevitz of the MMI department
is currently looking for two students for projects 1 and 3 in her Viral Oncolytics program which
combine aspects of virology, molecular & cell biology, protein structure/function
analysis and cancer biology!

Any questions may be forwarded to Dr. Shmulevitz at, and a full recruitment letter
can be found in the attachment below!

In addition, many of you may be interested in the 2nd Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Symposium on May 30th which
theme this year is "Interactions between Immune Systems and Pathogens". Registration can be made online at or by phone (780) 492-1084.

Congradulations Grad 2013!

posted Apr 27, 2013, 2:03 PM by Michael Wong

Congrats to all the IMIN graduates, and good luck to you all in your future endeavors!

New Research Positions at the University of Calgary!

posted Feb 28, 2013, 10:36 AM by Michael Wong

Dr. Jeroen De Buck, an Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine at U of Calgary is looking for candidates
to fill research positions in his lab varying from Summer studentships to Post-doctorates! Some of his projects include coagulase negative staph infections and their impact on dairy cows, or investigations towards succeptability of Johne's disease in cattle and measures to control infections. A full description of positions available and more detailed descriptions of research programs can be found at the links below!
If you have any questions feel free to contact Dr. De Buck at

Giant Microbes are back!

posted Jan 15, 2013, 10:22 AM by Michael Wong

Hello Fellow IMIN/ Science students!
Im pleased to announce that the Immunology and Infection Students Association is back with another
Giant Microbe sale! Just in time for Valentines Day, you can pick up your favorite STI for someone special,
or just that Microbe you skipped out on last sale! All proceeds are going towards funding the IMIN Grad Banquet! In addition, any U of A student may volunteer for the sale and receive a discount on any microbes they wish to purchase while spending time meeting other IMIN or science students.
Sale dates and locations as follows: Jan 14/15 CCIS                                                 9AM-4PM Monday and Wednesday
                                                     Jan 16/17 in Chem East Hallway                        11AM-4PM Tuesday and Thursday
                                                     Jan 21/22 in ECHA by the Starbucks
                                                     Jan 23/24 in Katz Atrium

Giant Microbe Sale!

posted Oct 13, 2012, 10:41 AM by Michael Wong   [ updated Oct 13, 2012, 10:42 AM ]

Hey Everyone, its that time again!
The IMINSA is once again on a quest to spread cuddly diseases to the masses with it's Giant Microbe Sale!
Come and order your favorite giant pathogen for yourself or give them to a friend!
Where to find us:
October 22,23 in the CAB to Cameron library hallway
October 24,26 in Chem-E
October 26 in CCIS by the second cup in the bio-sci foyer

Annual Meet the Prof Night!

posted Sep 20, 2012, 9:01 AM by Michael Wong

Attention all Immunology Students!
Want to learn more about Immunology or MMI classes? Or are you interested in past and current research in the field of Immunology here at the U of A? Then we invite you to the annual Meet the Prof Night on Tuesday, September 25th in Cab 243 at 5:00PM. Come interact in a casual setting with some of the universities Immunology and MMI Profs, members of the IMINSA Executive and other students in the Immunology program! And did we mention there will be FREE PIZZA AND POP!

New 499 Project announced in the Marchant Lab

posted Aug 15, 2012, 9:59 PM by Michael Wong

Dr. David Marchant is currently looking for a 499 student to help him study the innate roles of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in cardio-pulmonary viral infections. The full project proposal can be found in the link below. Anyone interested in discussing the project is encouraged to contact Dr. Marchant at

New 499 Opportunity in the Ingham lab!

posted Jul 23, 2012, 10:15 AM by - iminsa

Dr. Robert Ingham is currently looking to fill one (or possibly two) positions in his lab to help him study lymphocytes, specifically how disregulated lymphocyte signalling contributes to the pathogenesis of lymphoma. If this project interests you, please contact Dr. Ingham at with any questions. The following is a link to Dr. Ingham's faculty page with more information about his work.

Another 499 Project Opening

posted Jul 10, 2012, 12:02 AM by Lawrence Lau   [ updated Jul 10, 2012, 12:05 AM ]

Hello IMIN students,
Dr. Debby Burshtyn is looking for some students interested in doing a MMI 499 project in innate immunity.
Please see the attached PDF file for more information on the available projects. Also, direct your questions and application to Dr. Burshtyn directly. Her email can be found in the PDF file!

Grad Banquet Pictures

posted Apr 7, 2012, 4:59 PM by - iminsa   [ updated Apr 7, 2012, 6:53 PM ]

Here is a Picasa slideshow featuring the pictures taken by the photographer (William L.) at our Graduation Banquet! These pictures are also available in high resolution on our IMINSA Facebook group and Picasa gallery.


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