Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio is the Atlantic charter director of the Discovery Center for Musculoskeletal Recovery at the Schoen Adams Research Institute. She is also a faculty member in the department of physical medicine & rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ambrosio’s research has the long-term goal of developing innovative approaches to improve skeletal muscle healing and functional recovery. Her translationally oriented laboratory investigates underlying mechanisms by which mechanical signals can be used to enhance endogenous and/or donor stem cell function after injury or in the setting of disease.
Dr. Ambrosio has published and recorded several educational modules on the topic of regenerative rehabilitation—the integration of regenerative medicine with rehabilitation science—and has assumed international leadership roles in several work group efforts to promote the field. She is the lead director of the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T), a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded center that supports the expansion of scientific knowledge, expertise, and methodologies across the domains of rehabilitation science and regenerative medicine. Dr. Ambrosio is also the founding course director of the Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation and the founding director of the International Consortium for Regenerative Rehabilitation, which includes 16 partnering institutions, representing North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2022, she was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.