Isobel Ronai

Postdoctoral Research Associate
The University of Sydney

Sydney, NSW

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Biography

Dr. Isobel Ronai is applying molecular technologies to fundamental research questions in tick biology and tick-borne diseases. Only by understanding the biology of ticks can we develop methods to control them and prevent tick-borne diseases.

During Dr. Ronai's Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2018–2019) in the Eco-epidemiology laboratory group at Columbia University (United States) she explored the genetics and behaviour of two tick species, Ixodes scapularis (transmits the causative agent of Lyme disease) and Haemaphysalis longicornis (invasive to both the US and Australia). Dr. Ronai was also a visiting research fellow in the laboratory group that is developing gene editing in ticks at the University of Nevada, Reno (United States). She completed her award-winning Ph.D. at The University of Sydney in entomology and genetics.