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Avery August, PhD ’94
Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

College of Veterinary Medicine

Targeting asthma in animals and humans
Conducting research on diseases common in humans and animals alike allows Avery August to make discoveries otherwise impossible. Mice, for example, no longer develop asthma when a particular enzyme is targeted. This novel research begs the question: can scientists create new medicines that are similarly effective in humans?

“This is being seen for the first time. Nobody else has seen this in the world.”