Jocelyn is a postdoctoral researcher studying the interaction between the human and viral genomes in Dr Azim Ansari's group. Using data from large cohorts of patients chronically infected with hepatitis B or C viruses, I am looking for 1) host genetic risk factors associated with diseases phenotypes like viral load, liver biomarkers or liver disease progression (such as cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma); 2) virus genetic factors associated with these phenotypes; 3) associations between host polymorphisms and viral amino acid variations that could determine infection outcomes.
Jocelyn was initially trained as a medical doctor with a specialisation in public health and social medicine. After completing his residency at Clermont Auvergne University (Clermont-Ferrand, France), he pursued a PhD at Imagine Institute in Paris. Jocelyn's research focused on the genetic epidemiology of tuberculosis infection.
Since 2021, Jocelyn Dr Azim Ansari's group as a postdoctoral researcher with the global aim of understanding the biology of infectious diseases, improving patients risk stratification, and developing personalised medicine. Jocelyn's work lies at the interface of genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, population genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology.