Avery August, Ph.D.

Avery August, Ph.D.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Avery August, Ph.D. is a professor of immunology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in Medical Technology at the California State University at Los Angeles. After receiving his degree, he spent a year in the Master Program in Biochemistry at the same institution, then entered the graduate program in immunology at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York City. After receiving his Ph.D., he took a postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology with Prof. Hidesaburo Hanafusa at The Rockefeller University in New York City.

In 1999, Dr. August left the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute for a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. Along the way came promotions to Associate Professor in 2004, to Professor in 2008 and to Distinguished Professor in 2010. In 2010, he started his current position as Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca.