Jayne S. Reuben, PhD

Faculty Mentor


Jayne Reuben, Ph.D.
Peer Mentor since 2003
Faculty Mentor since 2011


Dr. Jayne Stewart Reuben is a Clinical Associate Professor and founding faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USCSOMG) in Greenville, SC. Prior to joining the USCSOMG faculty in September 2011, Dr. Reuben was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry—a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center where she served as the course director for graduate pharmacology  and all dental pharmacology courses.  She also recruited students for the dental school and lectured in the summer predental program.  Dr. Reuben is a member of the FASEB MARC Advisory Board and was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for Converse College. She was elected to the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Executive Board and served on the NPA Diversity Committee during her postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan in the Department of Pathology.  She earned her doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Dr. Reuben is the recipient of awards and fellowships from many organizations including UNCF-MERCK, the American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education, the Delores A. Auzenne Foundation, and the FAMU Faculty Development Program. In addition, Dr. Reuben has worked as an MCAT/DAT/OAT instructor and curriculum adviser for Stanley H. Kaplan, Inc. and as a biologist in the Neuroimmunology branch at the NINDS.  Her research in the field of inflammation has been presented at the American Association for Dental Research, the Society for Neuroscience, the American Society for Neurochemistry and Experimental Biology meetings. Her work has been published in numerous dental and medical journals including the Journal of Immunology and LANCET.  A long-time diversity and student advocate, Dr. Reuben conducts workshops on career opportunities for biomedical PhDs and presentations for students interested in science and health careers.


Mentor's Motivational Message


Contact Information

Affiliation:  Clinical Associate Professor
Institution/Address:  Dept of Biomedical Sciences
 University of South Carolina
 School of Medicine
 701 Grove Road
 Greenville, SC  29605
Phone:  864.455.9847
Fax:  864.455.8404
Email:  jreuben@ghs.org
FASEB Society Member:  ASIP
Scientific Discipline:  Physiological Sciences
ABRCMS 2014 Mentor:  YES













Breaking the Ice - Jayne's "Q&A"


 What movie or TV show do you take guilty pleasure?

 The Bad Girls Club and The Hangover.

 If you could ask Noah one question, what would it be?

 Who cleaned up after all of those animals?

 What's the most important thing to you in life?

 Family... followed closely by shoes.

 If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would the three words be?

 Friendly. Critical. Passionate.

 If you could have a celebrity entourage with 3 famous people/celebrities, who would they be?

 Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama.

 If you could mix three animals together, which one would ou choose to make the ultimate animal?

 Great white shark, Sabor tooth tiger and Pterydactyl. 

 What is your favorite weird food combination?

 Nestle crunch and popcorn.

 If you were the 8th dwarf, what would your name be?


 If you auditioned for 'American Idol', what song would you sing?

 "Rolling on the River" by Ike and Tina Turner.

 If you could go back and change your career path, what would you be doing now?

 I would be a Grammy®-winning jazz singer and have my own night club.