Avery August named vice provost for academic affairs

ITHACA, N.Y. – Avery August, Ph.D. ’94, professor of immunology and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will join the Cornell administration as vice provost for academic affairs, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced Oct. 31. August will oversee faculty recruitment, development and advancement; department chair training; and selection of […]

Immune cells may be key to better allergy, infection therapies

ITHACA, N.Y. – By learning how a recently discovered immune cell works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections, according to new Cornell University research. Type 1 regulatory (Tr1) cells are a type of regulatory immune cell that help suppress immune responses, including inflammation and […]