Christian C Ibegbu, PhD

Christian C Ibegbu, PhD

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Assistant Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine
Researcher, Emory National Primate Research Center
Investigator, Emory Center for AIDS Research


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 studies.

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, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Research Interests

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 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, Malaria and Tularemia vaccines.