Professor, Medical Genetics and Biomedical Engineering, University of British Columbia
Director of the Biomedical Research Centre and Director of Research of the School of Biomedical Engineering
Chair and founder of the BC Regenerative Medicine Cluster
Dr. Rossi is a professor in the Department of Medical Genetics, director of The Biomedical Research Centre and Director of Research of the School of Biomedical Engeneering at the University of BC. His current research focus is on the crosstalk between innate immune cells, stromal stem/progenitors and tissue specific stem cells and how it regulates the response to damage in skeletal and cardiac muscle, and how these mechanism go awry and contribute to fibrotic degeneration in chronic disease. Dr Rossi has been active in the community, taking an interest in the growing phenomenon of stem cell tourism. He founded and currently directs the BC Regenerative Medicine Initiative, focussed on fostering colaborative endeavours and knowledge translation among Regenerative Medicine Researchers throughout BC.