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Core Director's

john altman

Dr. John Altman

paul johnson

Dr. Paul Johnson 

Core Assistant Director and Primary Contact For Core Services

chris ibegbu

Dr. Chris Ibegbu
Office: 404-727-9426 Lab: 404-727-8854

Immonology Core:

The Immunology Core performs assessments of immunological function for studies of the pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of immunodeficiency virus infections in humans and non-human primates.
The Core is located at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.


  • Optimization, standardization, and validation of assays of cell-mediated immunity including ELISA, lympho-proliferation, CTL, MHC tetramer, ELISpot, and intracellular cytokine staining assays in humans and appropriate non-human primates.
  • Monoclonal antibody and Ig-fusion protein production at the 100mg to1g scale, for both in-vivo and in-vitro applications.
  • Access to well maintained and calibrated multi-parameter analytical flow cytometers capable of 4 to 12 color analyses.
  • Access to state-of-the-art cell sorting services.
  • Custom antibody labeling services.
  • Individual or small group training in the use of flow cytometry instrumentation, data analysis software, data interpretation, and presentation.

Full list of Immunology Core Services

Training in immunological assay design, development, methods, and data interpretation for both local and international investigators.