Florent Ginhoux graduated in Biochemistry from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI and obtained a Masters degree in Advanced Studies in Immunology from the Pasteur Institute, Paris. He then started his PhD in the Immunology Team of Genethon, Evry and obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University Pierre et Marie Curie. As a postdoctoral fellow, Florent Ginhoux joined the Laboratory of Miriam Merad in the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), New York where he studied the ontogeny and the homeostasis of cutaneous dendritic cell populations, with a strong focus on Langerhans cells and Microglia.
In 2008, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gene and Cell Medicine, MSSM and member of the Immunology Institute of MSSM. He joined the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR in May 2009 as a Principal Investigator. He joined the EMBO Young Investigator (YIP) program in 2013 and is a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher since 2016. He is also an Adjunct Visiting Associate Professor in the Shanghai Immunology Institute, Jiao Tong University, in Shanghai, China since 2015 and also at Gustave Roussy since 2020 in the Research Unit U1015 led by Laurence Zitvogel. All laboratories are focusing on the ontogeny and differentiation of macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs), with a focus on microglia ontogeny using IPSC technology.