Symposium Description

The URS will take place in person this year on April 28, 2023!

The event schedule has now been posted!

The MBIM URS is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to share their research findings, develop communication skills, and network with UBC faculty and peers.

The symposium will include 10-minute or 3-minute oral presentations and posters featuring the work of our undergraduate students done in research laboratories (MICB 448/449/Co-op), and some of our experiential learning courses (MICB 406/421/447/475/471).

Prizes for the top presentations and posters will be awarded.

Please direct any questions about the symposium to Dr. Evelyn Sun (

Undergraduate Planning Committee

  • Claire Sie (Co-Chair)
  • Rachel Cheng (Co-Chair)
  • Ashley Tong (Senior Advising Chair)
  • Tien Do (Senior Advising Chair)
  • Ali Reza Reza Nasseri
  • Ali Zaidi
  • Asha Octoman
  • Ashine Zhang
  • Ayesha Lalani
  • Brian Deng
  • David Tan
  • Fares Burwag
  • Jagroop Singh Randhawa
  • Jason Tee
  • Jennifer Tong
  • Justin Yap
  • Kaila Villarey
  • Kayla Audreyartha
  • Leon Lin
  • Lijia Zhang
  • Lily Chen
  • Maya Ruehlen
  • McKenna Postles
  • Melika Hajimohammadi
  • Naomi Isak
  • Nicholas Viegas
  • Parneet Sekhon
  • Patricia Balmes
  • Paul Russ Agawin
  • Sahar Malekighomi
  • Tiffany Wu

Faculty & Staff

  • Evelyn Sun, PhD (Faculty chair, lead)- Lecturer
  • David Oliver, PhD (Faculty advising chair) – Associate Professor of Teaching
  • Michael Murphy, PhD – Microbiology & Immunology Department Head
  • Craig Kornak – Undergraduate Administrative Assistant
  • Laryssa Vachon – Social Media Coordinator