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Jason M. Fritzler, Ph.D.
Dr. Jason Fritzler

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office:   ANS 344 & PDRC 111
Email:   jfritzler@wtamu.edu
Phone:  806-651-2642 & 806-651-4099

 

Professional Profile

Dr. Fritzler joined the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences in 2017. He received a B.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology from Texas A&M University in 2008.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Fritzler primarily teaches Microbiology and related courses, and also contributes to teaching beginning-level general biology courses. His upper-level courses, such as Immunology and Parasitology, cover a wide array of topics and recruit students from Biology, Wildlife Biology, Animal Science, Agriculture, and many others across campus. Dr. Fritzler also advises and mentors students pursuing careers not only in Biology, but also in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Fritzler’s primary research interests are in the evaluation and elucidation of novel chemotherapeutic agents against a number of pathogens. Some of these include 1) the protozoan parasites Cryptosporidium parvum and Plasmodium (malaria); 2) Influenza A, subtype H1N1 (swine flu); 3) bacterial causes of sexually transmitted diseases; and 4) bacterial and fungal causes of wound infections. He also spends a great deal of time collaborating with ecologists, wildlife biologists, and animal scientists assisting them with the infectious disease aspects of their respective fields.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Fritzler grew up in New Deal and currently lives in Bushland with his wife, Camille, and their two furry kids, Piper and Charlie. In their spare time, they like renovating their home, restoring antiques, traveling, and spending time with family.