Microbiology and Immunology

Students from the Microbiology Co-op Program are based out of an academic Department which has been internationally recognized for its many contributions in microbiology, molecular biology and immunology.

Our students experience the most up-to-date molecular approaches to the study of problems in microbiology and immunology, biochemistry, as well as structural and molecular biology. Programs within Microbiology & Immunology allow students to select courses ranging from:

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Pathogenic microbiology

Sample skill sets

  • Environmental microbial sampling
  • Aseptic technique, pipetting, reagent and medium  media preparation
  • Culture of bacteria and mammalian cells, cell counting via hemocytometer, cell stimulation
  • Slide preparations, Gram staining technique, immunofluorescent staining
  • Compound, phase contrast, and immunofluorescent microscopy
  • Bacterial identification and numeration via metabolic and biochemical testing and DNA sequence analysis
  • Transformation and Transfection
  • Plasmid preparation and isolation
  • ELISA, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, ligation, qPCR
  • SDS-PAGE and Western blots
  • Introduction to flow cytometry acquisition and analysis
  • Quantitative and qualitative sampling techniques