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Isobel Ronai

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Isobel is a Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow of HHMI and a former American Australian Association Scholar, whose research focuses on ticks and tick-borne diseases of medical and veterinary importance. She is currently investigating the genetics of the key tick species implicated in Lyme disease in the United States of America, the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), with the ultimate aim of developing novel tick control strategies that will reduce tick-borne disease risk.

Previously, Isobel was awarded an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Columbia University where she led research projects on the genetics and behavior of ticks. She completed her award-winning Ph.D. at the University of Sydney (Australia).