Avery August

Professor; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

C5 171 Veterinary Medical Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 253-3401

Avery August

Professor; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Expertise

Immunology; infectious disease; inflammation; signal transduction 

Current Research Interest

Regulation of CD8 T cell response to infectious disease; regulation of development and activation of T cell subsets; signals regulating lung inflammation and cytokine production; signals regulating allergic response

Distinction

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award
Community of Scholars Teaching Award
American Society for Cell Biology E.E. Just Award
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)/Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

Selected Publications

Owen, David L., Shawn A. Mahmud, Louisa E. Sjaastad, Jason B. Williams, Justin A. Spanier, Dimitre R. Simeonov, Roland Ruscher, et al. “Thymic Regulatory T Cells Arise Via Two Distinct Developmental Programs.” Nature Immunology 20 (2019): 195-205.

Huang, Weishan, Sabrina Solouki, Nicholas Koylass, Song-Guo Zheng, and Avery August. “ITK signalling via the Ras/IRF4 pathway regulates the development and function of Tr1 cells.” Nature Communications 8 (2017): 15871.

Cornell Research Website Article

How Does Our Immune System Work?