Director of the functional neurosurgery unit at CHUV (Switzerland)
Jocelyne Bloch obtained her neurosurgical degree in 2002. She specialized in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. She is in charge of the functional neurosurgical unit at the CHUV. Very active in experimental medicine and translational neuroscience, she nourishes a profound interest in the development of new indications for DBS, and in advancing technologies and therapeutic paradigms in neuromodulation, neuro-regeneration, and cell therapy. She performed both basic and translational research projects in the field of gene therapy and neuroregeneration. She acquired a substantial experience in experimental neurosurgery in multiple animal models of neurological disorders including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury. She recently conducted a pioneer clinical study together with Prof Grégoire Courtine, on spacio-temporal neuromodulation therapies to improve locomotion after spinal cord injury in humans.