• Dr. Ubil earned his BS and MS from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 1998 and 2001, respectively. After completing his studies at UMBC, he worked at ThermoFisher for 10 years, during which time he earned his MBA from Johns Hopkins (2007). In 2009, Dr. Ubil pursued his graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he was funded in part by an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship. He completed his PhD in 2013, at which point he joined the laboratory of Dr. H. S. Earp, Director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, as a postdoctoral fellow. During his postdoctoral appointment, Dr. Ubil was awarded a spot on a T32 training grant (Integrated Training in Cancer Model Systems) as well as an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship. Towards the end of his postdoctoral position, Dr. Ubil was awarded an NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22) to promote his independent research career. He joined UAB in 2019 as an Assistant Professor in the Microbiology Department. Research in his laboratory focuses on understanding tumor suppression of the innate immune response and identifying therapeutics to improve patient outcomes.
  • Research Overview

  • Cancer immunology; understanding how tumor secretions can inhibit the innate immune response; identifying therapies to restore anti-cancer immune activity
  • Teaching Overview

  • Course Co-director: GBSC716 – Immunotherapies (Spring Term 2023)
    Guest lecturer: Medical School, Dental/Optometry Immunology
    Guest lecturer: GBS 774 – Cancer Immunology
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Cell Physiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2013
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance, Johns Hopkins University 2007
  • Master of Sciences or Mathematics in Molecular Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore County 2001
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore County 1998
  • Full Name

  • Eric Ubil