The Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology (JEMI) is dedicated to the publication of undergraduate articles in fields related to microbiology and immunology. 


JEMI was created in 2001 by Professor of Teaching William Ramey as a forum for UBC undergraduate students to publish results of original research projects.  

JEMI has been expanding in scope and breadth since 2014.  We have 4 publications:

  • JEMI - original research articles describing projects that are a work-in-progress (non refereed).
  • JEMI+ - original research articles describing projects with clear findings (refereed).  These papers are peer reviewed by subject matter experts.
  • JEMI-PEARLS - short educational reviews written by undergraduate students on topics relevant to microbiology and immunology.  These papers are reviewed by a contributing editor.
  • JEMI-methods - papers or videos explaining the theory, application, timeline, troubleshooting steps for techniques relevant to work in a molecular biology, microbiology, biochemisty, immnuology laboratory.

To learn more about submitting manuscripts to JEMI follow this link: Instructions to Authors.​

If you would like to become part of the JEMI team as a reviewer or editor, please follow these links: Editors and Reviewers

In addition to communicating science, JEMI represents a cutting edge teaching and learning experience engaging scientists (undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, academic faculty, and industry scientists) around the world. 

Ideas that can improve and enhance JEMI for students and/or the wider scientific community are appreciated.  Please contact the editorial team by email to communicate suggestions.

Funding for the JEMI+ initiative provided by a Science Centre for Learning and Teaching Development Grant (2014).

Funding for the JEMI-PEARLS initiative provided by a Science Centre for Learning and Teaching Development Grant (2015).

Funding for the JEMI-methods initiative provided by a Teaching Learning Enhancement Fund Grant (2016).

JEMI+ Advisory Committee

  • Michael Gold, PhD
  • Marcia Graves, PhD
  • Patrick Ho, IT Support
  • Eric Jandciu, MSc, MJ
  • Francois Jean, PhD
  • David Oliver, PhD
  • William Ramey, PhD
  • Jia Wang, PhD candidate