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Luc Berghman

Luc Berghman

Luc Berghman earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in Zoology from the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium.

He received his PhD Summa cum Laude in 1988 in Animal Physiology at the KULeuven working on monoclonal antibody-based immunochemistry of chicken poultry pituitary hormones.

In 1998 he moved to Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) in a joint appointment in the Departments of Poultry Science and Veterinary Pathobiology.

At Texas A&M University, Berghman introduced an antibody-guided vaccine technology for use in poultry as part of USDA-funded research projects.

More recently, the Berghman lab developed an antibody discovery platform based on in vivo CD40-targeted immunogen delivery that permits the production of epitope-specific chicken IgG (IgY) in less than 3 weeks, starting from a nucleotide sequence.

Berghman has authored or coauthored more than 119 research publications and several book chapters.

In 2016, he was the recipient of the Zoetis Fundamental Science Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in basic Poultry Science disciplines.