Professor Stéphane Boissinot is an evolutionary biologist who uses a combination of field-based, molecular and computational approaches to address fundamental biological questions. He has done research on a diversity of topics, including the evolution of genome size and structure, the evolution of innate resistance to viral infection and the biogeography of East African vertebrates.
He received his PhD from the University of Montpellier (France) on the evolution of the house mouse. He then held post-doctoral positions at the University of Texas where he studied the evolution of color vision in primates and at the National Institutes of Health where he worked on the evolution of mobile DNA elements in human.
He was Professor of Biology in the Department of Biology at Queens College, the City University of New York, from 2003 to 2014. He joined NYU Abu Dhabi in spring 2015.