Dr. Fabio Rossi elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Fabio Rossi, who was newly inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Fabio Rossi

Dr. Fabio Rossi is among 102 new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) in recognition of his outstanding scholarly and scientific achievement. He is a professor at the School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Medical Genetics, and member of the Centre for Blood Research (CBR).

The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2,500 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished individuals from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

“The Royal Society of Canada is delighted to welcome this outstanding cohort of artists, scholars and scientists. These individuals are recognised for their exceptional contributions to their respective disciplines and are a real credit to Canada,” says RSC President Jeremy McNeil.

A total of 13 UBC faculty members announced by the RSC as new Fellows and as new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr. Rossi is one of two new UBC faculty of medicine inductees. The 2022 Fellows and Members will be welcomed into the RSC in November, at the RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement.


Dr. Fabio Rossi, Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Medical Genetics

Dr. Rossi’s innovative approaches to understand the cellular origins and differentiation capabilities of tissue-resident cells have opened up new fields of research. His work is recognized internationally for providing new strategies to treat chronic degenerative diseases such as muscular dystrophy. His efforts in the Canadian and international regenerative medicine community have catalyzed the creation of new interdisciplinary research clusters and advanced Canadian leadership in this important health research area.

Citation courtesy of the Royal Society of Canada.