Dr. Isobel Ronai is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow applying molecular technologies to fundamental research questions in tick biology.

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 and Haemaphysalis longicornis. 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 (Australia) in 2017.