Andrew Read

Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology; Eberly Professor of Biotechnology

Andrew Read

Research Summary

The ecology and evolutionary genetics of infectious disease.

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Vaccines Resistance Vaccination Malaria Daptomycin Therapeutics Pharmaceutical Preparations Infection Pathogens Culicidae Virulence Viruses Parasites Drug Resistance Anti Bacterial Agents Chemotherapy Agriculture Antimicrobial Agent Population Dynamics Wastewater Temperature Feeding Behavior Microbial Drug Resistance Drug Therapy Phenotype

Most Recent Publications

Callum R.K. Arnold, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Sophie Rodriguez, Natalie Rydzak, Catherine M. Herzog, Abhinay Gontu, Nita Bharti, Meg Small, Connie J. Rogers, Margeaux M. Schade, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Vivek Kapur, Andrew F. Read, Matthew J. Ferrari, 2022, Scientific Reports

Peter J. Kerr, Isabella M. Cattadori, Derek Sim, June Liu, Edward C. Holmes, Andrew F. Read, 2022, Journal of Virology

Shang Lin Yeh, Naveen Narasimhalu, Landon G. Vom Steeg, Joy Muthami, Sean Leconey, Zeming He, Mica Pitcher, Harrison Cassady, Valerie J. Morley, Sung Hyun Cho, Carol Bator, Roya Koshani, Robert J. Woods, Michael Hickner, Andrew F. Read, Amir Sheikhi, 2022, ACS applied materials & interfaces on p. 42864-42875

Troy Day, David A. Kennedy, Andrew F. Read, Sylvain Gandon, 2022, PLoS Biology on p. e3001804

Kathryn Hayden, Matthew Jones, Kyle Elkin, Michael Shreve, William Clees, Shirley Clark, Michael L. Mashtare, Tamie Veith, Hershel Elliott, John Watson, Justin Silverman, Thomas L. Richard, Andrew F. Read, Heather E. Preisendanz, 2022, Journal of Environmental Quality on p. 1066-1082

Troy Day, David A. Kennedy, Andrew F. Read, David McAdams, 2021, PLoS Biology

Clare L. Kinnear, Elsa Hansen, Valerie J. Morley, Kevin C. Tracy, Meghan Forstchen, Andrew F. Read, Robert J. Woods, 2020, PLoS Biology

Elsa Hansen, Andrew F. Read, 2020, Cancers on p. 1-13

Valerie J. Morley, Clare Kinnear, Derek G. Sim, Samantha N. Olson, Samantha Olsen, Lindsey Jackson, Elsa Hansen, Grace Usher, Scott A. Showalter, Manjunath Pai, Robert Woods, Andrew F. Read, 2020, eLife on p. 1-17

David A. Kennedy, Andrew F. Read, David A. Kennedy, 2020, PLoS Biology

Most-Cited Papers

Andrew F. Read, Susan J. Baigent, Claire Powers, Lydia B. Kgosana, Luke Blackwell, Lorraine P. Smith, David A. Kennedy, Stephen W. Walkden-Brown, Venugopal K. Nair, 2015, PLoS Biology on p. e1002198

Lindsay M. Beck-Johnson, William A. Nelson, Krijn P. Paaijmans, Andrew F. Read, Matthew B. Thomas, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, 2013, PLoS One

Andrew F. Read, Robert J. Woods, 2014, Evolution, Medicine and Public Health on p. 147

Consuelo M. De Moraes, Nina M. Stanczyk, Heike S. Betz, Hannier Pulido, Derek G. Sim, Andrew F. Read, Mark C. Mescher, 2014, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 11079-11084

Rachel A. Smith, Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, Andrew F. Read, 2015, Health Communication on p. 309-314

Troy Day, Andrew F. Read, 2016, PLoS Computational Biology

David A. Kennedy, Andrew F. Read, 2017, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Lauren J. Cator, Justin George, Simon Blanford, Courtney C. Murdock, Thomas C. Baker, Andrew F. Read, Matthew B. Thomas, 2013, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Elsa Hansen, Robert J. Woods, Andrew F. Read, 2017, PLoS Biology

Katherine E. Atkins, Andrew F. Read, Nicholas J. Savill, Katrin G. Renz, Afm Fakhrul Islam, Stephen W. Walkden-Brown, Mark E.J. Woolhouse, 2013, Evolution; international journal of organic evolution on p. 851-860

News Articles Featuring Andrew Read

Crowley receives Huck Early Career Chair appointment

Nikki Crowley, assistant professor of biology and biomedical engineering, has been named the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career Chair in Neurobiology and Neural Engineering by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Faye Flam: The real reasons your family is sick right now

The easy answer is what has been dubbed "immunity debt," incurred by past winter seasons with mask-wearing. But a more complete explanation may lie in a phenomenon called "viral interference."

Faye Flam: The real reasons your family is sick right now

The easy answer is what has been dubbed "immunity debt," incurred by past winter seasons with mask-wearing. But a more complete explanation may lie in a phenomenon called "viral interference."

Possibility of a “Tripledemic”? What Do the Experts Say and What Can Be Done?

With the coming of winter, the joys of holidays and travel to family and friends are happily anticipated. However, if you will be spending time at crowded events, it is important to be aware of the impact of COVID-19 and other viruses during these months.

FDA-approved cholesterol medicine may help prevent antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance, including bacteria that have evolved to defy antibiotics, is one of the top 10 global public health threats humanity faces, according to the World Health Organization.

Covid, gripe, RSV: a ‘triplademia’ que ameaça o planeta

Especialistas chamam o fenômeno de “tripledemia” (triplademia) e envolve o cruzamento de três infecções respiratórias – a gripe , o coronavírus e o vírus sincicial respiratório (VSR).

Penn State community grieves loss of biomathematician Howard Weiss

Howard Weiss, professor of biology and mathematics at Penn State, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 5 at the age of 64.

201 promoted teaching, research and clinical faculty celebrated at event

University leaders praised the critical role of faculty with teaching, research and clinical appointments at an event that celebrated their recent promotions with their families and supporters. Speaking at the celebration, Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi said the University’s core missions would not be possible without non-tenure-line faculty.

State College COVID-19 wastewater data is now available on CDC website

Data from a Penn State research program monitoring changes in the amount of COVID-19 strains detectable in wastewater is now available to access online.

RSV surge creates risk of 'tripledemic'

An unseasonably early and severe surge of respiratory syncytial virus is overwhelming children's hospitals and boosting the risk of a so-called "tripledemic," alongside flu and COVID-19.