Fikri Avci, PhD


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Immunology


Fikri Avci, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2022, Dr. Avci was associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Georgia.

Dr. Avci is a member of the Cancer Immunology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute and a member of the Emory Vaccine Center.


Dr. Avci earned his PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He completed his postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.


Dr. Avci's lab is an interdisciplinary research group at the interface of carbohydrate research and immunology. Our objective is to explore the treatment of and protection from infectious diseases and cancer by understanding key molecular and cellular interactions between the components of the immune system and carbohydrate antigens associated with microbes or cancers.


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