Keynote Speaker

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Cornell University
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
 
Tuning T-Cell Responses
Dr. August is a professor of immunology and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Cornell University. In addition, he was one of fourteen scientists selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in 2017.
 
Dr. August received a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1987. He earned a doctorate in immunology from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 1994, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at The Rockefeller University. His current laboratory studies CD8 T-cell response to inflammatory diseases with a focus on regulating lung inflammation, cytokine production, and allergic response.
 
Among many other honors, Dr. August has served on and chaired several National Institutes of Health study section panels. He also received the Scientist Development Award from the American Heart Association and an Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Investigator Award. Dr. August was the 2014 recipient of the E.E. Just Lecture Award from the American Society for Cell Biology and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences honored him with its annual Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2015.