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.