Research description

Fibromyalgia is a chronic, wide-spread pain disease with a prevalence around 2%. Unfortunately therapeutic strategies are limited and diagnostic tests do not exist. We recently found that autoreactive antibodies may drive a subset of symptoms in fibromyalgia. I am now investigating how frequent autoreactive antibodies are in fibromyalgia, the relation of autoreactive antibody levels to fibromyalgia symptoms and searching for autoreactive antigens. My research interests also concern how satellite glia cells in the dorsal root ganglia modulate pain-sensing neuron activity in musculoskeletal pain conditions like fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. 

 

 

Education

Ph.D. in Experimental Surgery from McGill University - 2017

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2017 International Association for the Study of Pain John J. Bonica Postdoctoral Fellowship

Canadian Institutes for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

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