Bryan Stuart has a B.Sc. in Biology from Cornell University, an M.Sc. in Zoology from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Illinois, and held a postdoc appointment at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, before returning to Raleigh to join the museum in September 2008.
His research interests are in the biodiversity, systematics, biogeography and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, both in North Carolina and abroad. Much of his research has focused on amphibians and reptiles of the Old World tropics, especially in mainland Southeast Asia, where he has maintained an active field program for the past 19 years.
He has particular interest in using molecular tools to define species boundaries and unravel their evolutionary histories. He is also deeply committed to capacity building and training of biodiversity scientists in the developing countries where he works.
His research and training programs have been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Geographic Society, and the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine.