Elected: 2024
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Professor J. Ross Fitzgerald
Roslin Institute
Ross Fitzgerald is Professor of Molecular Bacteriology at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and a graduate of Natural Science in Trinity College, Dublin. His research explores the capacity for bacterial pathogens to emerge and cause disease in different medical, agricultural, and industrial settings. A common theme in his research career has been application of genomic and functional analyses using a One Health approach to explore the biology of bacteria at the human-animal-environmental interface, informing new ways to control disease. He has held leadership roles in Edinburgh driving scientific excellence in infectious diseases research, training, and capacity building.