Harvard Medical School
Dr. Christophe Benoist is the Grove-Rasmussen Professor of Immunohematology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Benoist received his MD from the Université Xavier Bichat in France, and his PhD in Molecular Biology at Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France. After training as a molecular biologist with Pierre Chambon in the field of gene regulation (Ovalbumin, SV40), Dr. Benoist switched to molecular immunology as a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA. Dr. Benoist returned to France at the end of 1983, establishing a joint laboratory with Dr. Diane Mathis at the LGME (later IGBMC) in Strasbourg. In 1999, the Mathis/Benoist lab moved to Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. The lab’s interests center on immunological tolerance and autoimmune diseases, genetic mechanisms of self-nonself discrimination, and the application of Systems Immunology to understand immunoregulation.
Dr. Benoist is an active member of the Commitee on Immunology at Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute and Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Benoist is a member of the French Académie des Sciences, and was elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences in 2005.