Dr. Isobel Ronai is a Postdoctoral Researcher investigating ticks and tick-borne diseases of medical and veterinary importance. She is particularly interested in applying molecular technologies to fundamental research questions in tick biology.
During Dr. Ronai's Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Eco-epidemiology laboratory group at Columbia University (United States) she led projects on the genetics and behaviour of two key tick species associated with tick-borne diseases in the United States, the blacklegged tick and the Asian longhorned tick. Dr. Ronai was also a visiting research fellow in the laboratory group that is developing gene editing for ticks at the University of Nevada, Reno (United States). She completed her award-winning Ph.D. at The University of Sydney (Australia) in 2017.