- Ph.D., Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- M.Sc. (Veterinary Epidemiology), Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- D.V.M., Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ruth was a research associate in the lab from 2002 until 2004. Her research included molecular and mathematical epidemiology of bacterial pathogens that cause mastitis in dairy herds. Her work in our lab focused on the development and implementation of DNA-sequence based subtyping methods and virulence assays for Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus uberis, to investigate the ecology and pathogenesis of contagious and environmental mastitis in dairy herds.
Ruth is currently a Professor in Molecular Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.