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Avery August

Department: 
Microbiology and Immunology
Office: 
Veterinary Medical Center C5117
Phone: 
607-253-4045

We are interested in the role of tyrosine kinases, particularly the kinase Itk, in the regulation of the immune response. We work on the role of intracellular signaling in regulating T cell differentiation and cytokine production, particularly inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines. We use mouse models of human disease, including infectious disease, allergic airway inflammation and other lung inflammatory syndromes, to understand the immune response.

Research Interests: 
Biomedical Sciences
Immunology
BioG 2990/4990 Credit: 
Yes
Paid Work Study: 
Yes
Paid Non-Work Study: 
No
Volunteer: 
Yes
Honors Thesis: 
Yes
Research Activities in Which Undergraduates Participate: 
Students will work with senior undergraduates, graduate students, research technicians and postdocs in the group to learn techniques such as animal handling, flow cytometry, molecular cloning and PCR, and bioinformatics.
Approximate Number of Students in the Lab per Semester: 
1-2
Is There a Minimum Number of Hours per Week: 
Yes
If So, How Many?: 
10-12