Marv Fritzler, PhD, MD

Research:

* Primary interest in the autoantigens of the Golgi complex, endosome and a   novel cellular compartment, GW Bodies. Collaboration with Dr Edward K L Chan, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

* Purification and characterization of intracellular antigens that react with sera of patients with systemic rheumatic and other autoimmune disease.

* Autoantibodies in patients with idiopathic ataxia and chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy.

* Clinical features of patients with anti-Golgi anti-endosome, anti-GW182 antibodies and anti-DFS-70 antibodies.

* The role of environmental xenobiotics in the induction and perpetuation of autoimmunity.

* New diagnostic technology with application to detection of autoantibodies and autoantigens in biological fluids:

  • Luminex
  • Bio Flash
  • Lateral Flow and other Point of Care technologies

Member of Team Grants:

  • Canadian Scleroderma Research Group

* Board of Governors, Ambrose University College

* Board of Directors, Genome Alberta