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Andrew Fraser Read, PhD

Andrew Fraser Read, PhD

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


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.


Morley, VJ, Woods, RJ & Read, AF 2019, 'Bystander Selection for Antimicrobial Resistance: Implications for Patient Health', Trends in Microbiology, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 864-877.
Kinnear, CL, Patel, TS, Young, CL, Marshall, V, Newton, DW, Read, AF & Woods, RJ 2019, 'Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship intervention on within- and between-patient daptomycin resistance evolution in vancomycin-resistant enterococcus faecium', Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, vol. 63, no. 4, e01800-18.
Bell, AS, Kennedy, DA, Jones, MJ, Cairns, CL, Pandey, U, Dunn, PA, Szpara, ML & Read, AF 2019, 'Molecular epidemiology of Marek’s disease virus in central Pennsylvania, USA', Virus Evolution, vol. 5, no. 1, vey042.
Kerr, PJ, Eden, JS, Di Giallonardo, F, Peacock, D, Liu, J, Strive, T, Read, AF & Holmes, EC 2019, 'Punctuated evolution of myxoma virus: Rapid and disjunct evolution of a recent viral lineage in Australia', Journal of virology, vol. 93, no. 8, Y.
Wale, N, Jones, MJ, Sim, DG, Read, AF & King, AA 2019, 'The contribution of host cell-directed vs. Parasite-directed immunity to the disease and dynamics of malaria infections', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 44, pp. 22386-22392.
Richardson, LA, Schmid, SL, Bhandoola, A, Harly, C, Hedenström, A, Laub, MT, Mace, GM, Sengupta, P, Stock, AM, Read, AF, Malik, HS, Estelle, M, Lowell, S & Kimmelman, J 2019, 'The plos biology xv collection: 15 years of exceptional science highlighted across 12 months', PLoS biology, vol. 17, no. 2, e3000180.
Chanderraj, R, Millar, JA, Patel, TS, Read, AF, Washer, L, Kaye, KS & Woods, RJ 2019, 'Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus acquisition in a tertiary care hospital: Testing the roles of antibiotic use, proton pump inhibitor use, and colonization pressure', Open Forum Infectious Diseases, vol. 6, no. 4.