Andrew Read

Senior Vice President for Research; 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


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Pharmaceutical Preparations Resistance Vaccines Virulence Viruses Therapeutics Pathogens Drug Resistance Daptomycin Vaccination Chemotherapy Aquaculture Rabbits Wastewater Myxoma Virus Drug Therapy Drugs Anti Bacterial Agents Population Antibiotics Health Drug Antibiotic Resistance Resistance Management Enterococcus Faecium

Most Recent Publications

Robert J. Woods, Andrew F. Read, 2023, Evolution, Medicine and Public Health on p. 185-186

Robert J. Woods, Camilo Barbosa, Laura Koepping, Juan A. Raygoza, Michael Mwangi, Andrew F. Read, 2023, Evolution, Medicine and Public Health on p. 163-173

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

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

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

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 on p. 8586

Valerie J. Morley, Derek G. Sim, Aline Penkevich, Robert J. Woods, Andrew F. Read, 2022, Evolution, Medicine and Public Health on p. 439-446

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David A. Kennedy, Gael Kurath, Ilana L. Brito, Maureen K. Purcell, Andrew F. Read, James R. Winton, Andrew R. Wargo, 2016, Evolutionary Applications on p. 344-354

Lindsay M. Beck-Johnson, William A. Nelson, Krijn P. Paaijmans, Andrewf Read, Matthew B. Thomas, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, 2017, Royal Society Open Science

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

Peter Kerr, June Liu, Isabella Cattadori, Elodie Ghedin, Andrew F. Read, E Holmes, 2015, Viruses on p. 1020-1061

News Articles Featuring Andrew Read

'Research Art Collection' showcase in Old Main

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research at Penn State hosted an open house for the “Research Art Collection” on April 25. The collection showcases the fine balance between art and research through various displays. From cassowary bird scans to bio-manufactured fashion to sustainable architecture, these works are featured in several different dimensional formats, including digital, print and 3D.

$20M NSF grant to support center to study how complex biological processes arise

A $20 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) will support the establishment and operation of the National Synthesis Center for Emergence in the Molecular and Cellular Sciences (NCEMS) at Penn State.

Podcast sheds light on the evolution of disease-causing pathogens

As the ever-growing number of Covid variants has made clear to the global public in recent years, disease-causing viruses can evolve incredibly fast. The same holds true for bacteria that cause many infectious diseases. Andrew Read was interviewed about his career as a prominent researcher in this field.

Andrew Read named senior vice president for research

 Andrew Read, the former director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and a faculty member in the departments of biology and entomology, has been selected to serve as Penn State’s senior vice president for research.

Committee advances plan to rename Chemistry Building as 'Benkovic Building'

The Chemistry Building at the University Park campus will be renamed in honor of the careerlong scholarly impact of Stephen Benkovic, Atherton Professor of Chemistry

Penn State, QIAGEN announce strategic partnership to advance microbiome sciences

Penn State, known for innovations in interdisciplinary research, and QIAGEN LLC, a leader in sample-to-insight solutions, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster advancements in microbiome sciences

Penn State rises in THE World University Rankings; places 20th among US publics

Penn State ranked 20th for U.S. public universities, and 42nd in the nation overall, in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Seed grants fund research collaborations with minority-serving institutions

The first awardees of Penn State’s new Inter-Institutional Partnerships for Diversifying Research (IDPR) initiative have been selected, comprising a total of 16 collaborative projects that connect Penn State researchers with colleagues from minority-serving institutions (MSIs).

Covid Continues to Rise, but Experts Remain Optimistic

Covid-19 numbers continue to rise and evolve but experts are optimistic

Douglas Wolfe named AVP for Research, director of strategic initiatives

Douglas E. Wolfe has been named the new associate vice president for Research, director of strategic initiatives (AVPR-SI) within the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research (OSVPR) at Penn State, effective Sept. 18.