Avery August, Ph.D. '94, elected AAAS fellow

Avery August, Ph.D. '94, professor of immunology and deputy provost, is one of 12 Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members who have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

August, deputy provost, chair of the Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity and professor of microbiology and immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, was honored for his studies of the regulation of immune responses by intracellular signaling, leadership efforts to diversify Cornell faculty, and developing programs to mentor and support students for a STEM career. August’s lab studies the role of tyrosine kinases in the regulation of inflammation and anti-inflammation, and in T cell differentiation and memory development.

The association elected 506 new fellows in 2022, honoring their efforts to advance research and its applications in scientifically or socially distinguished ways. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a rosette pin of gold and blue, representing science and engineering, respectively.

The AAAS will organize an in-person gathering in Washington, D.C., in the spring to celebrate the newest fellows.

Read the full Chronicle story on all 12 Cornell AAAS fellows here.