WAAVP India 2023

29th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
Parasites: Global Impacts, Local Solutions


Professor Dr. Rebecca J Traub

Prof Traub graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 1997. After five years in small animal practice, she chose to pursue a PhD on the epidemiology of canine gastrointestinal parasitic zoonoses in tea-growing communities in Assam, India, awarded through Murdoch University. Prof Traub’s research continues in the field of veterinary public health, with a focus on the diagnosis, epidemiology and control of parasitic zoonoses and canine vector borne diseases in Asia and Australia. Prof Traub is currently Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Melbourne. She has published over 125 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is a member of the Companion Animal Vector Borne Diseases (CVBD) World Forum (http://www.cvbd.org/) and the Zoetis Heartworm and Dermatology Advisory Board of Australia. Her expertise in parasitic zoonoses has also been recognized through consultations with the World Health Organisation, Food and Agricultural Organisation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her laboratory forms part of the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council – funded Center of Research Excellence for the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Australia and the Pacific (ACE-NTD). In 2005 she was awarded the John Frederick Adrian Sprent Prize in recognition of her outstanding PhD thesis and in 2019, the Bancroft Mackerras Medal for Excellence in Parasitology, by the Australian Society for Parasitology.

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