Dr 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. For this, she was awarded the John Frederick Adrian Sprent Medal by the Australian Society for Parasitology in 2005. Dr Traub’s research continues in the field of veterinary public health, with a focus on the epidemiology and control of parasitic zoonoses and canine vector borne diseases in Asia and Australia. Dr Traub is currently an Associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Melbourne. She has published over 105 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 Advisory Board of Australia. Her expertise in parasitic zoonoses has also been recognised through consultations with UNESCO, WHO, OIE and FAO. Dr Traub is an Associate Editor for Veterinary Parasitology – Regional Studies and Reports and an Editorial Board member of Food and Waterborne Parasitology.