Justin Avery, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow


Justin Avery joined Southern Research in September 2018 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Oncology Department within the Drug Discovery division. As part of Rebecca Boohaker’s lab, Justin is focused on testing the impact of various compounds on pancreatic and colon cancer lines. He acquired his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he investigated two SNPs in Itgam, the gene that encodes for CD11b, and their effects on immune and inflammatory processes. He received his B.S. from Ursinus College, where he double majored in Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB).