Area of Research: HIV/AIDS
Dr. Chris Ibegbu is largely responsible for the day-to-day
operation of the Emory CFAR Immunology Core. In this capacity,
Dr. Ibegbu assists AIDS researchers by developing state-of-the-art
assays to monitor immune responses to potential vaccines.
He also provides training for investigators throughout the
world, and collaborates with various researchers on immunological
Dr. Ibegbu is a Research Assistant Professor in
the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Emory University School of Medicine.
He earned his Ph.D. in microbiology from Morehouse School
of Medicine, and did his post-doctoral training in the
Division of HIV/AIDS, National Center for Infectious Diseases,
for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Ibegbu joined the Vaccine Research
Center in December of 1999 with a joint appointment in the
Division of Research Resources at Yerkes Regional Primate Research
Center and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at
Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ibegbu was formerly
a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics and Infectious
Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and was recruited to work
with Drs. Altman and Mittler in the Immunology Core Laboratory
to develop state-of-the-art immunological assays for quantitating
T and B cell responses in humans, rodents, and non-human primates.
Dr. Ibegbu brings high levels of expertise, precision, and
enthusiasm to his role at the Vaccine Research Center. He is
a co-investigator in several grants including the Anthrax Vaccine
Research Program grant. He currently runs the CFAR Immunology
Core Laboratory of the Emory Vaccine Center, which provides
training and services to different investigators.