Interested in integrated host stress responses and viral infection?  
Apply to join our team!

PDFs and Graduate Students
Students interested in pursuing postdoctoral or graduate studies in the McCormick Lab should send the following items directly to Craig McCormick (
1. A cover letter discussing their research experience and future interests
2. CV
3. Contact information for 3 references

Prospective graduate students should prepare an application to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Program.

Undergraduate Students
We are always interested to hear from highly motivated undergraduates with an interest in virus research. High academic achievers may be eligible for summer research funding via the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards. We also usually mentor 1 or 2 honours research students each year through the Microbiology & Immunology Honours Program

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to education and competition, the advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of an open community and collaboration. Dalhousie has fielded iGEM teams since 2015, including undergraduates and graduate student mentors. 
Dalhousie iGEM 2015
Dalhousie iGEM 2016
Dalhousie iGEM 2017
Students with an interest in synthetic biology are encouraged to participate as part of the Dalhousie iGEM team, where they will gain important laboratory, critical thinking, and science communication skills. The 2016 Team recently published their research in the open-access science journal PLoS ONE, which can be found here. The 2017 Team recently returned from the Giant Jamboree in Boston, and are hard at work on their own manuscript (pre-print published here). The 2018 Dal iGEM team is being led by Dr. John Rohde, and they are pursuing a very cool project focused on using microbes to create a new biosensor for aluminum contamination of freshwater.