Dr. August is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Professor of Immunology, and the Deputy Provost at Cornell. He is also a Presidential Advisor on Diversity and Equity at Cornell. His previous position was Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell. Prior to that, he was Distinguished Professor of Immunology in the Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, and Director of the Center for Molecular Immunology & Infectious Disease, at The Pennsylvania State University at University Park, where he started as an Assistant Professor. He received a B.S. degree in Medical Technology from the California State University at Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. degree in Immunology from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. He was a Postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University with the late Hidesaburo Hanafusa. See him talk about his research and Cornell experience on the Cornell Portraits of Extraordinary People: "Targeting asthma in animals and humans".
Julie Sahler, Ph.D.
I graduated in 2014 from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in the lab of Dr. Richard Phipps, investigating platelet-driven inflammation as well as microparticle transcellular communication. I next performed a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University in the lab of Dr. John March, elucidating immunosuppressive actions of Salmonella, specifically the increase of PD-L1 on intestinal epithelial cells. Following this experience, I dabbled in the small industry field as a lead Scientist at Carrera Bioscience for three years, where we developed custom immunoassays and other
sensor-based detection platforms.
I bring my diverse experiences and knowledge to the August Lab, where I help to mentor all trainees, and oversee and organize inter-lab and inter-institutional collaborations. With our numerous mouse models, we are able to address cutting edge immunity questions in relation to virus (e.g. influenza, SARS-CoV-2), airway allergy and hypersensitivity (e.g. house dust mite, Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula), and fundamental T cell biology (e.g. polarization, activation).
In my spare time, I enjoy weightlifting, hiking with my dog, and most recently, have started to expand my human family!
Candice Limper, Graduate Student, Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduate Field
I am a graduate student in the Biomedical & Biological Sciences Ph.D. program and a Sloan Scholar. Prior to Cornell University, I attended Cal State Los Angeles as a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation - Bridge to Doctorate Fellow and did research in the Lanning Lab. There, I studied the role of a mitochondrial matrix protein called Adenylate Kinase 4 in cell proliferation and earned a M.S. in Biology in 2017.
My current research is focused on determining how the mitochondrion can influence immune cells. I am focused on identifying proteins that can be targeted for immune cell modulation. In addition to research activities, I am also involved in outreach initiatives.
As a first-generation college student, I want to give back and encourage others to pursue higher education. This motivation is what got me to start Limper Science, where knowledge about applying to graduate school along with personal experiences in this process are shared.
When I am not in the lab or working on Limper Science, Candice likes to go on long walks with her chocolate lab, Watson.
Orchi Anannya, Graduate Student, Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduate Field
My research focuses on further understanding the role of ITK in fine tuning immune responses, thereby paving the way for improved immunotherapy in the future.
Bio coming soon!
Amie Redko, Research Support Specialist
I have a BS in Veterinary and Animal Sciences from UMASS Amherst and have been with the August lab since July 1, 2010.
I manage our mouse colony and train all students in mouse handling and specific technical skills pertaining to mouse work.
Katie O'Hare, Lab Technician
I joined the August lab as an undergraduate in June 2021. After graduating in 2022, I am now working as a lab technician. In the future, I hope to pursue a PhD in immunology.
I am a senior majoring in human development and minoring in biological sciences. I have been a part of the August Lab since June 2021. After graduation, I plan to pursue a career in dentistry.
I am a Biological Sciences major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences here at Cornell graduating in December of 2023. I shadowed the August Lab the summer of 2022 and will continue researching throughout the school year. I am hoping to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for immunology, T cells, and science communication.
Daphne is a current undergraduate senior studying Human Biology, Health & Society in the College of Human Ecology. She is interested in learning about immunology research and how the human body reacts to disease.
In the August Lab, Daphne works with her mentor, Candice, on researching how abnormal mitochondrial DNA polymerase affects mitochondrial protein
expression. Outside of the lab, Daphne enjoys exploring new cooking and baking recipes, and sharing home-cooked meals with friends and family.
I am in the class of 2024 studying Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular & Cell Biology in the college of Arts and Sciences. I joined the August lab in the fall of 2022. I am also a pre-med student, and I am interested in exploring the intricacies of immune reactions to better understand the underlying mechanisms behind medical conditions such as asthma. My current research focuses on understanding the underlying gene regulatory pathways that are involved in T cell activation, IL-10 production during viral infection. Outside of the lab, I enjoy hiking, trying new foods, and keeping bonsai.
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!