Jean Claude is one of our first Translational Fellows. His research is focused on understanding the pathogenesis of young-onset diabetes in African populations. His fellowship research programme over the next two years aims to examine the presence of unidentified islet immune markers of type 1 diabetes, markers of malnutrition, monogenic diabetes variants and the role of diabetes genetic risk scores within African populations.

As part of his PhD research, he was able to set up one of the first comprehensive dataset comprising of over 1000 individuals with a clinician diagnosis of type 1 diabetes from 4 different African countries under the umbrella project: Young onset diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa (YODA) study.

He is a Cameroonian-trained medical doctor and public health doctor specialising in global health diabetes research. He is a member of the Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists and the NIHR Academy.