Mariana Ionita graduated in Veterinary Medicine, in 2008, at University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (Romania) and in Biology, in 1997, at University from Bucharest (Romania). She defended her PhD in 2004. The main subject of the PhD thesis was on ecology of ticks in Romania. Additional to this subject, ticks and tick-borne diseases and molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens in the diverse tick fauna infesting domestic animals in Romania.
She is studying the anthelmintic resistance, control of equine parasites, vector-borne bacterial and protozoal diseases are the main her research interests.