Dr Marzena Fabis-Pedrini is an MSWA Research Fellow in the area of Demyelinating Diseases. Previously she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and then as a Research Instructor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA. In 2012 she moved to Australia and started clinical research in ANRI renamed later as WANRI and recently known as Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is Dr Fabis-Pedrini’s key focus. She is dedicated to investigating the causes of MS and improving the treatment and management of those suffering from MS and related diseases.
The focus of her work is on several research projects including the investigation of the clinical profile of different subgroups of patients with demyelinating diseases in Western Australia and, the influence of HLA alleles and haplotypes on disease susceptibility and clinical and laboratory characteristics.

In January 2015, Dr Fabis-Pedrini in collaboration with Clinical Professor Allan Kermode and Nobel Laureate, Professor Barry J Marshall AC, revealed that prior infection with the ‘stomach ulcer bug’ H. pylori is associated with a lower risk of developing MS. This was published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

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