Kubinak Lab Members

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Dr. Jason L. Kubinak, Ph.D.

B.S. Rutgers University, 2002 M.S. James Cook University, QLD, AUS, 2005 Ph.D. University of Utah, 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah 2011-2016

Dr. Kubinak loves thinking about MHC diversity, antibodies, and microbial pathogenesis. When he isn’t ‘nerding-out’ to these things he enjoys DIY projects at home, collecting insects, bird-watching, and catching snakes and lizards with his three little boys!


Amy Jolly (Lab Assistant)

B.S. North Greenville University, 2005 M.S. Medical University of South Carolina, 2014

Amy joined the Kubinak Lab in January 2018. She keeps our lab running by managing day-to-day operations. She also does a fantastic job managing our mouse colony and making sure our critters are well-cared for. Her background in immunology makes her a fantastic instructor of undergraduates. Amy loves science, animals, and almost anything medical-related. She enjoys going to the zoo, following safariLIVE, and searching the internet for a variety of things. She is also a Clemson fan!


Ahmed Dawood Mohammed (graduate Student)

B.S. University of Baghdad, 2001 M.S. University of Baghdad, 2010

Ahmed joined the Kubinak Lab in December 2017. Ahmed comes to us from Iraq where he was a lecturer at the University of Baghdad. His research focuses on celiac disease and he is about to submit his very first firth-author paper detailing the results of his experiments! When Ahmed isn’t in the lab he enjoys spending time with his 5 children and wife camping, hunting, and being outdoors!


Mireya Arroyo

B.S. University of Texas at Arlington, 2016

Mireya is a USC PREP-Scholar who is spending one year in the Kubinak Lab to obtain research experience and see what life is like for a graduate students. She intends on applying to graduate school in the Fall of 2019. When Mireya isn’t in the lab she enjoys binge watching a series every now and then and pretending to be cultured by attending ballet's, classical music concerts, musicals and/or opera's (whenever she can afford it!). 

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Elizabeth Whiteside

B.S. Wofford College, 2018 USC Biomedical Sciences Graduate Certificate (in progress)

Elizabeth is volunteering in the Kubinak Lab to gain research experience. Elizabeth has been in the lab since October 2018 and she has been doing a great job learning basic molecular techniques and assisting Amy in mouse genotyping. When Elizabeth isn’t in the lab she enjoys going for walks, listening to podcasts, and painting!