Ronald (Ron) Schell

Professor, Medical Microbiology & Immunology; Chief Bacteriologist, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Office: (608) 262-3634

613 WI State Lab of Hygiene

Ronald (Ron) Schell


1967 – B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1970 – M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1972 – Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1972-74 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1973-74 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX

Areas of Study

Bacterial Pathogenesis, Immunology

Research Overview

Determine the immune responses to Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, that are responsible for induction of protection, arthritis and chronicity; clinical and diagnostic microbiology and immunology of infectious agents; and development of rapid procedures for detection of bacterial diseases. Dr. Schell is also Chief Bacteriologist at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, the reference bacteriology laboratory for the State of Wisconsin.