Mullinax is a 2017-2021 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D in molecular biosciences at the University of Kansas. She received a B.A. (2016) in both biology and Spanish from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. Her research is focused on the evolution of antimicrobial peptides that are part of the Drosophila immune response.
Mentor: Robert Unckless, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences