Dr. Green-Aubuchon is an immunologist by training. She received her Master's degree in Biomedical science from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) under the direction of Dr. Richard A. Britten. The focus of her Master's thesis was in Radiobiology, where she sought to identify biomarkers of high LET radiation that affected the hippocampus of astronauts during space travel. At this time she was one of 15 students chosen from worldwide applicants to attend the NASA Space Radiation Summer School, class of 2009.
After receiving her Master's degree, she immediately went on to earn her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from EVMS in 2012 under the guidance of Jerry L. Nadler. The goal of her doctoral dissertation was to understant the role of the 12/15 lipoxygenase pathway in the autoimmunity of type one diabetes (T1D) and to identify proteomic biomarkers that differentiate between TID and the healthy non-diseased state. She was very active ad productive and has published numerous journal articles in peer previewed journals 2 of which came from her dissertation work. In addition to acheiving a strong record of research accomplishments and publications, Shamina also presented her work many times at local, national and international conferences as both a platform speaker and poster presenter. She has received numerous travel awards including 4 NASA travel awards, the faculty designated student award from EVMS, and the JDRF presenter award for her contribution to the field of Diabetes research, to name a few. She received the 2010-2011 EVMS Health Profession Scholar award and upon graduation was presented with the Alumni Association senior student award for "Meritiorious academic performance and outstanding service to her class and school".
Dr. Aubuchon went on to persue her Post-doctoral training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where she studied the role of pancreatic duct gland cells in the the regenersation of beta cells in type 2 diabetes. Presently, she is looking forward to continuing her work in health disparities research with a focus on the sutoimmunity of T1D and obesity as an assistant professor her at Hampton Unuversity.
Dr. Aubuchon is also the progran Advisor for the early Acceptance program (EAP) between Eastern Virginia Medical School and Hampton University.