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Andrew Fraser Read, PhD

Andrew Fraser Read, PhD

Professor of Biotechnology, Eberly College of Science
Senior Vice President for Research, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research
Interim Senior Vice President for Research, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research
Evan Pugh Professor and Eberly Professor of Biotechnology, Biology
Evan Pugh Professor and Eberly Professor of Biotechnology, Entomology
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Malaria
  • Parasites
  • Infections
  • Virulence
  • Culicidae
  • Rodentia
  • Plasmodium chabaudi
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • Clone Cells
  • Population
  • Drug Resistance
  • Vaccines

Recent Publications


Woods, RJ & Read, AF 2023, 'Combination antimicrobial therapy to manage resistance', Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 185-186.
Woods, RJ, Barbosa, C, Koepping, L, Raygoza, JA, Mwangi, M & Read, AF 2023, 'The evolution of antibiotic resistance in an incurable and ultimately fatal infection: A retrospective case study', Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 163-173.


Arnold, CRK, Srinivasan, S, Rodriguez, S, Rydzak, N, Herzog, CM, Gontu, A, Bharti, N, Small, M, Rogers, CJ, Schade, MM, Kuchipudi, SV, Kapur, V, Read, AF & Ferrari, MJ 2022, 'A longitudinal study of the impact of university student return to campus on the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among the community members', Scientific reports, vol. 12, no. 1, 8586.
Morley, VJ, Sim, DG, Penkevich, A, Woods, RJ & Read, AF 2022, 'An orally administered drug prevents selection for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut during daptomycin therapy', Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 439-446.
Kerr, PJ, Cattadori, IM, Sim, D, Liu, J, Holmes, EC & Read, AF 2022, 'Divergent Evolutionary Pathways of Myxoma Virus in Australia: Virulence Phenotypes in Susceptible and Partially Resistant Rabbits Indicate Possible Selection for Transmissibility', Journal of virology, vol. 96, no. 20.
Hayden, KR, Jones, M, Elkin, KR, Shreve, MJ, Clees, WI, Clark, S, Mashtare, ML, Veith, TL, Elliott, HA, Watson, JE, Silverman, J, Richard, TL, Read, AF & Preisendanz, HE 2022, 'Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on pharmaceuticals in wastewater treated for beneficial reuse: Two case studies in central Pennsylvania', Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 1066-1082.
Yeh, SL, Narasimhalu, N, Vom Steeg, LG, Muthami, J, Leconey, S, He, Z, Pitcher, M, Cassady, H, Morley, VJ, Cho, SH, Bator, C, Koshani, R, Woods, RJ, Hickner, M, Read, AF & Sheikhi, A 2022, 'Ion Exchange Biomaterials to Capture Daptomycin and Prevent Resistance Evolution in Off-Target Bacterial Populations', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 14, no. 38, pp. 42864-42875.
Day, T, Kennedy, DA, Read, AF & Gandon, S 2022, 'Pathogen evolution during vaccination campaigns', PLoS biology, vol. 20, no. 9, pp. e3001804.


Day, T, Kennedy, DA, Read, AF & McAdams, D 2021, 'The economics of managing evolution', PLoS biology, vol. 19, no. 11, e3001409.


Morley, VJ, Kinnear, CL, Sim, DG, Olson, SN, Jackson, LM, Hansen, E, Usher, GA, Showalter, SA, Pai, MP, Woods, RJ & Read, AF 2020, 'An adjunctive therapy administered with an antibiotic prevents enrichment of antibiotic-resistant clones of a colonizing opportunistic pathogen', eLife, vol. 9, e58147, pp. 1-17.
Hansen, E, Karslake, J, Woods, RJ, Read, AF & Wood, KB 2020, 'Antibiotics can be used to contain drug-resistant bacteria by maintaining sufficiently large sensitive populations', PLoS biology, vol. 18, no. 5, e3000713.
Hansen, E & Read, AF 2020, 'Cancer therapy: Attempt cure or manage drug resistance?', Evolutionary Applications, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 1660-1672.
Kinnear, CL, Hansen, E, Morley, VJ, Tracy, KC, Forstchen, M, Read, AF & Woods, RJ 2020, 'Daptomycin treatment impacts resistance in off-target populations of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium', PLoS biology, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. e3000987.
Acosta, MM, Bram, JT, Sim, D & Read, AF 2020, 'Effect of drug dose and timing of treatment on the emergence of drug resistance in vivo in a malaria model', Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, vol. 2020, no. 1, pp. 196-210.
Greischar, MA, Alexander, HK, Bashey, F, Bento, AI, Bhattacharya, A, Bushman, M, Childs, LM, Daversa, DR, Day, T, Faust, CL, Gallagher, ME, Gandon, S, Glidden, CK, Halliday, FW, Hanley, KA, Kamiya, T, Read, AF, Schwabl, P, Sweeny, AR, Tate, AT, Thompson, RN, Wale, N, Wearing, HJ, Yeh, PJ & Mideo, N 2020, 'Evolutionary consequences of feedbacks between within-host competition and disease control', Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, vol. 2020, no. 1, pp. 30-34.
Morley, VJ, Firgens, EPC, Vanderbilt, RR, Zhou, Y, Zook, M, Read, AF & MacGeorge, EL 2020, 'Factors associated with antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis at a university health center', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, no. 1, 177.
Dujon, AM, Aktipis, A, Alix-Panabières, C, Amend, SR, Boddy, AM, Brown, JS, Capp, JP, DeGregori, J, Ewald, P, Gatenby, R, Gerlinger, M, Giraudeau, M, Hamede, RK, Hansen, E, Kareva, I, Maley, CC, Marusyk, A, McGranahan, N, Metzger, MJ, Nedelcu, AM, Noble, R, Nunney, L, Pienta, KJ, Polyak, K, Pujol, P, Read, AF, Roche, B, Sebens, S, Solary, E, Staňková, K, Swain Ewald, H, Thomas, F & Ujvari, B 2020, 'Identifying key questions in the ecology and evolution of cancer', Evolutionary Applications, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 877-892.
Hansen, E & Read, AF 2020, 'Modifying adaptive therapy to enhance competitive suppression', Cancers, vol. 12, no. 12, 3556, pp. 1-13.
Kennedy, DA, Read, AF & Kennedy, DA 2020, 'Monitor for COVID-19 vaccine resistance evolution during clinical trials', PLoS biology, vol. 18, no. 11, e3001000.
Sutcliffe, J, McLaughlin, R, Webster, G, Read, AF, Drlica, K, Elliott, R & Stuart, I 2020, 'Susceptibility of Cutibacterium acnes to topical minocycline foam', Anaerobe, vol. 62, 102169.