Military Health Research Center (CRESAR)
Dr. Julius Nwobegahay was born in Cameroon. He Obtained a Bsc (Hons) Microbiology degree at the University of Calabar, Nigeria; a Masters degree in Virology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; and a Doctoral degree (topic: ‘Human Immunodeficiency Virus Genetic Drug Resistance and Subtype Distribution in Northern South Africa’) from the University of Venda, South Africa. He has authored and co-authored many scientific publications in peer reviewed accredited national and international journals, and have presented papers at international conferences in South Africa and Europe. He is also a reviewer for many scientific journals, and has mentored and supervised many graduate students. He is presently the head of the Military Health Research Center (CRESAR) in Cameroon. Dr. Nwobegahay’s laboratory is actively involved in research on military medical research ethics and guidelines, human subject research with military populations, HIV drug resistance, Hepatitis B and C viruses. Furthermore, CRESAR is collaborating with its main partner - Metabiota Cameroon to roll out programs within the Cameroon military on HIV/AIDS prevention; reinforcement of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV; boosting the laboratory capacities of Cameroon military health formations; rapid detection, response and research on avian influenza, monkey pox virus, etc.
Ethics in military medical research; HIV/AIDS; HIV drug resistance; HBV; HCV; phylogenetics.