Prof. Una Ryan is a Professor in Biochemistry at Murdoch University (MU) in Western Australia. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Zoology in 1988 from University College Dublin, Ireland and her PhD in 1996 in Parasitology from MU. Prof. Ryan is an internationally recognized expert on protozoan systematics and molecular epidemiology, particularly Cryptosporidium and Giardia.
She has >308 publications and a h-index of 59. In 2000, she was awarded the Australian Federal Minister’s Prize for Achievement in Life Sciences and in 2014 was awarded the Bancroft-Mackerras Medal from the Australian Society for Parasitology for excellence in research. She is currently co-Editor in Chief of Parasitology Research.