Isobel Ronai

Isobel Ronai

Post Doctoral Researcher



PhD, Genetics. The University of Sydney, Australia

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education). The University of Sydney, Australia

BSc (Advanced), Joint Honours, Biological Sciences/History and Philosophy of Science. The University of Sydney, Australia.

Other Publications:

Reproductive plasticity and oogenesis in the queen honey bee (Apis mellifera). SE Aamidor, CAM Cardoso-Júnior, J Harianto, CJ Nowell, L Cole, BP Oldroyd, I. Ronai. Journal of Insect Physiology, 136, 104347 (2021)

The impact of climate change on tick host-seeking behaviour. I Ronai. Climate, Ticks and Disease 18, 56 (2021)

The emergence of tick-borne diseases in domestic animals in Australia. C Oskam, I Ronai, P Irwin. Climate, Ticks and Disease 18, 424 (2021)

DNA methylation is not a driver of gene expression reprogramming in young honey bee workers. CAM Cardoso‐Júnior, B Yagound, I Ronai, EJ Remnant, K Hartfelder, BP Oldroyd. Molecular Ecology 30 (19), 4804-4818 (2021)

Vitellogenin expression in the ovaries of adult honeybee workers provides insights into the evolution of reproductive and social traits. CAM Cardoso‐Júnior, BP Oldroyd, I Ronai. Insect Molecular Biology 30(3), 277-286 (2021)

Aversion of the invasive Asian longhorned tick to the white-footed mouse, the dominant reservoir of tick-borne pathogens in the USA. I Ronai, DM Tufts, MA Diuk-Wasser. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 34 (3), 369-373 (2020)

Queen pheromone modulates the expression of epigenetic modifier genes in the brain of honeybee workers. CAM Cardoso-Junior, I Ronai, K Hartfelder, BP Oldroyd. Biology Letters 16 (12), 20200440 (2020)

“Microbiota, symbiosis and individuality summer school” meeting report. I Ronai, GP Greslehner, F Boem, J Carlisle, A Stencel, J Suárez, S Bayir, et al. Microbiome 8 (1), 1-10 (2020)

ESA Position Statement on the Importance of Continued Innovation in Gene Drive Technology. ES America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 113 (6), 486–487 (2020)

Irreversible sterility of workers and high-volume egg production by queens in the stingless bee Tetragonula carbonaria. F Garcia Bulle Bueno, R Gloag, T Latty, I Ronai. Journal of Experimental Biology 223 (18), jeb230599 (2020)

The case for basic biological research. I Ronai, PE Griffiths. Trends in Molecular Medicine 25 (2), 65-69 (2019)

Sex mosaics in the honeybee: how haplodiploidy makes possible the evolution of novel forms of reproduction in social Hymenoptera. SE Aamidor, B Yagound, I Ronai, BP Oldroyd

Biology Letters 14 (11), 20180670 (2017)

The dynamic association between ovariole loss and sterility in adult honeybee workers. I Ronai, MH Allsopp, K Tan, S Dong, X Liu, V Vergoz, BP Oldroyd. Procedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284 (1851), 20162693 (2017)

How the techniques of molecular biology are developed from natural systems. I Ronai

PhilSci Archive, 12996 (2017)

Cytogenetic basis of thelytoky in Apis mellifera capensis. MP Cole-Clark, DA Barton, MH Allsopp, M Beekman, RS Gloag, TC Wossler, I Ronai, N Smith, RJ Reid, BP Oldroyd Apidologie, 1-12 (2017)

The Mechanistic, Genetic, and Evolutionary Basis of Worker Sterility in the Social Hymenoptera. I Ronai, V Vergoz, BP Oldroyd. Advances in the Study of Behavior 48, 251-317 (2016)

Queen pheromone regulates programmed cell death in the honey bee worker ovary. I Ronai, BP Oldroyd, V Vergoz. Insect Molecular Biology 25 (5), 646-652 (2016)

Anarchy is a molecular signature of worker sterility in the honey bee. I Ronai, BP Oldroyd, DA Barton, G Cabanes, J Lim, V Vergoz Molecular Biology and Evolution 33 (1), 134-142 (2016)

Regulation of oogenesis in honey bee workers via programed cell death. I Ronai, DA Barton, BP Oldroyd, V Vergoz. Journal of Insect Physiology 81, 36-41 (2015)