Dr. Ollar is currently a member and consulting microbiologist for the Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force Committee in Pike County Pennsylvania USA. He also has a faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology of New York Medical College, which is located in Valhalla, New York USA. He had also served the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a member of the special Task Force Committee, on Lyme and Related Tick Borne Diseases which created a Lyme Disease Report. He had been the Director of the Molecular Biology Lab, and Molecular Biology Program for the Departments of Surgery and Neurology at St. Vincentís Hospital Manhattan. His current areas of research focus are on the varied problems of misdiagnosis commonly associated with Neuroborreliosis. He is interested in the application of microRNAs biomarkers for the early detection of ALS, MS, Alzheimerís disease, and Parkinsonís disease.
Dr Ollar has pursued research interests in such diverse areas as: Tuberculous & Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteriology, Molecular Mycobacteriology, AIDS-related & Non-AIDS-related Opportunistic Microbiology, Cholera Neuraminidase, Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Pseudomonad infections in Cystic Fibrosis, and investigations on the application of molecular markers for early detection in Pancreatic Cancer.