Prof. Ali Ellebedy
Ali Ellebedy is a viral immunologist. He was born in Asyut, Egypt. His family later moved to Cairo where he graduated with a B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences from Cairo University in 2004. It was during his time at pharmacy school that he was first exposed to- and became fascinated with immunology. In 2006, he moved to the US where he joined the influenza virology laboratory of Richard Webby at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN for his Ph.D. studies. He earned his Ph.D. in 2011 and moved to Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Rafi Ahmed. At Emory, he studied human B cell responses to influenza viruses. In 2017, Ali joined the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine as an assistant professor where he started his own research group. In 2021, he was promoted to an associate professor (with tenure) and became the co-director of the Center for Vaccine Immunity and Microbial Pathogens at Washington University School of Medicine.