Ali Ellebedy


Ali Ellebedy is a viral immunologist with 18 years of experience studying B cell responses to viral infections and vaccination. He was born in Egypt and graduated with a B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences from Cairo University in 2004. In 2006, he moved to the US, where he studied innate and adaptive immune responses to influenza viruses at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, for his Ph.D. He then moved to Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he was a postdoctoral fellow in Rafi Ahmed's laboratory, studying human B cell responses to viruses. In 2017, Ali joined the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as an assistant professor. His team studies the factors dictating the breadth and durability of antibody responses to viral infections and vaccinations in humans. They discovered a new class of broadly protective human anti-influenza virus antibodies. In response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, his team published seminal studies defining the breadth and persistence of humoral immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination in humans. He is currently the Leo Loeb Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Vaccines and Immunity to Microbial Pathogens at Washington University School of Medicine.

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