Jeff Joy

Dr. Jeffrey Joy is a research scientist (evolutionary genetics and bioinformatics) at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE) in the laboratory program and an Assistant Professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Joy’s work is currently focused on the dynamics of the Canadian HIV and HCV epidemics, development of clinical assays for HIV and HCV drug resistance, within-host viral evolution, rates of turnover in HIV cellular reservoirs as well as rates of migration between them, and development of novel methods for understanding epidemic dynamics based on sequence data.

His research interests include evolutionary epidemiology, virus evolution, phylogenetics, population genetics, molecular evolution, and bioinformatics. Dr. Joy has publications in the world’s top journals (including two in the journal Nature and most recently one in the Lancet Infections Diseases), he has a strong interest in translating evolutionary genetics to problems related to human health and disease.