Dr. Marvin Fritzler received his BSc from the University of Alberta, and completed a PhD and MD at the University of Calgary. After his training in Internal Medicine, he was awarded a Medical Research Council Fellowship and went to The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA and then to the University of Colorado as a clinical research fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Eng Tan. In 1978, Dr. Fritzler joined the University of Calgary as an Arthritis Society Scientist. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary where his clinical activity is devoted to clinical immunology and directing autoantibody testing through the Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory.
Dr. Fritzler’s research interests are the identification of novel autoantibodies and biomarkers for autoimmune diseases and the development of innovative diagnostic technologies. His current research is focused on autoantibodies to GW bodies, endosomes, extracellular exosomes and ribosomal P proteins. He has published more than 350 papers and book chapters and has been a contributor to many national and international organizations. He was President of the Western Section of the American Rheumatism Association and the Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Fritzler is currently Chairman of the Alberta Research and Innovation Authority, an organization established by the Government of Alberta to provide strategy and policy advice in science and technology. He also holds the endowed Arthritis Society Research Chair at the University of Calgary.