Fisheries and Oceans Sciences
About / Bio
Dr. Andrew R.S. Ross is a Research Scientist and Section Head of Ecology and Biogeochemistry at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) in Sidney, British Columbia. He obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry (Hons. 1st class) from the University of Surrey, UK in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Analytical and Marine Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in 1998. He then worked as a Research Officer with the National Research Council in Saskatoon for nine years before joining DFO as Manager of the Laboratory of Expertise in Aquatic Chemical Analysis (LEACA) at IOS. Dr. Ross develops and uses analytical methods to study biological and environmental processes that control the distribution and bioavailability of trace elements and the responses of living organisms to stress and disease. His research focuses on characterizing metal-binding compounds (ligands) in the ocean, identifying modified and stress-related proteins (proteomics), and developing mass spectrometry and affinity-based methods to achieve these goals. He conducts his research in collaboration with colleagues at universities and other government laboratories in Canada and internationally. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia where he teaches and supervises graduate and undergraduate students in proteomics and marine biogeochemistry. Dr. Ross is a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada, the Association of the Chemical Profession of British Columbia, and the Canadian National Proteomics Network.