Ross developed an early interest in fish, and fish disease as an undergraduate at the University of Alberta. From there he moved to the East coast to complete a degree in Marine Biological Resources. During this time he worked with the salmonid aquaculture industry and the School of Aquatic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maine. As a doctorate researcher Ross moved to the West coast, working with the Vancouver Aquarium, salmonid aquaculture industry, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Most recently, Ross has established collaborative research with the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology in Koneohe, Hawaii. His current research interests at MacEwan University where he is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, are diseases in captive coral or aquarium reef systems and aquaculture.
Dr. Ross Shaw is an Assistant Professor at MacEwan University in Biological Sciences. His research interests are captive coral health and fish diseases prevalent in aquaculture systems.