Dr. Todd  Disotell

Dr. Todd Disotell

Dr. Todd Disotell is an Anthropology professor at New York University where he studies primate and human evolution. He is also a Molecular Primatologist who uses DNA to study the evolution of Homo sapiens and other primates.
He received a B.A. from Cornell University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Disotell has also been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and several foundations. He also teaches, writes about, and lectures on human variation, race, health and disease.
For over 20 years he has specialized in generating and testing hypotheses about primate origins and their relationship. While the majority of his research focuses on primate DNA, he has also specialized in Cryptozoological primates such as Bigfoot.
He has appeared on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, National Geographic Channel's Naked Science and Is It Real?, and History Channel's Monster Quest.