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Chris Ibegbu, Ph.D.

Chris Ibegbu


Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Emory Vaccine Center
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Emory University

Role in MaHPIC

Director, Immune Profiling Team


Phone: 404-727-9426

Personal Statement

Dr. Ibegbu has over 20 years of experience in the study of immunology and infectious diseases. He has extensive experience in multiparameter flow cytometric analysis of HIV-infected individuals and in particular, pediatric patients. He is currently an assistant professor and associate director of Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Immunology Core Laboratory, which is involved in the development, standardization, and optimization of several state-of-the-art assays of cellular immune function for human and nonhuman primates. He is responsible for day-to-day supervision of the laboratory staff. His work is critical to assisting scientist in developing potential vaccines. Dr. Ibegbu also provides training for investigators throughout the world and collaborates with various researchers on immunological studies. He is a co-investigator on several projects being studied by the Core Laboratory, including the Anthrax Vaccine Research Project, the AIDS vaccine development study, the breast milk as an HIV vector project and vaccines against malaria and tularemia.