Division of Immunology
Department of
Microbiology and Immunobiology

Harvard Medical School


Dr. Christophe Benoist is Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Benoist received his MD from the Universite Paris VII in France, and his PhD in Molecular Biology at Universite Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France. After training as a molecular biologist 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 then 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 the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
The lab joined the Harvard Medical School Pathology department in spring 2009.

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. He was also elected member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2005.