Elizabeth McGraw

Professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology

Elizabeth McGraw

Research Summary

The genetics of vector, pathogen and symbiont interactions.

Huck Affiliations


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Culicidae Wolbachia Aedes Dengue Virus Aedes Aegypti Infection Viruses Dengue Bacteria Genes Infections Mosquito Virus Diseases Gene Expression Chikungunya Virus Virus Heat Shock Response Alpha Mannosidase Bacterium Specific Gravity Larva Pathogens Mosquito Vectors Viral Load Insecta

Most Recent Publications

Rupinder Kaur, Cole J. Meier, Elizabeth A. McGraw, Julian F. Hillyer, Seth R. Bordenstein, 2024, PLoS Biology

Nina L. Dennington, Marissa K. Grossman, Fhallon Ware-Gilmore, Janet L. Teeple, Leah R. Johnson, Marta S. Shocket, Elizabeth A. McGraw, Matthew B. Thomas, 2024, Global Change Biology

Nadya Urakova, Renuka E. Joseph, Allyn Huntsinger, Vanessa M. Macias, Matthew J. Jones, Leah T. Sigle, Ming Li, Omar S. Akbari, Zhiyong Xi, Konstantinos Lymperopoulos, Richard T. Sayre, Elisabeth A. McGraw, Jason L. Rasgon, 2024, Insect Molecular Biology

Lesley A. Alton, Mario Novelo, Julian E. Beaman, Pieter A. Arnold, Candice L. Bywater, Emily J. Kerton, Emily J. Lombardi, Cassandra Koh, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2023, Global Change Biology on p. 5540-5551

Meng Jia Lau, Heverton L.C. Dutra, Matthew J. Jones, Brianna P. McNulty, Anastacia M. Diaz, Fhallon Ware-Gilmore, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2023, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Mario Novelo, Heverton L.C. Dutra, Hillery C. Metz, Matthew J. Jones, Leah T. Sigle, Francesca D. Frentiu, Scott L. Allen, Stephen F. Chenoweth, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2023, PLoS Pathogens

Fhallon Ware-Gilmore, Mario Novelo, Carla M. Sgrò, Matthew D. Hall, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2023, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Austin J. Mejia, H. L.C. Dutra, M. J. Jones, R. Perera, E. A. McGraw, 2022, Parasites and Vectors

A. J. Mejia, L. Jimenez, H. L.C. Dutra, R. Perera, E. A. McGraw, 2022, Heredity on p. 215-224

Leah T. Sigle, Matthew Jones, Mario Novelo, Suzanne A. Ford, Nadya Urakova, Konstantinos Lymperopoulos, Richard T. Sayre, Zhiyong Xi, Jason L. Rasgon, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2022, Insect Molecular Biology on p. 356-368

Most-Cited Papers

Francesca D. Frentiu, Tasnim Zakir, Thomas Walker, Jean Popovici, Alyssa T. Pyke, Andrew van den Hurk, Elizabeth A. McGraw, Scott L. O'Neill, 2014, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neil M. Ferguson, Duong Thi Hue Kien, Hannah Clapham, Ricardo Aguas, Vu Tuan Trung, Tran Nguyen Bich Chau, Jean Popovici, Peter A. Ryan, Scott L. O'Neill, Elizabeth A. McGraw, Vo Thi Long, Le Thi Dui, Hoa L. Nguyen, Nguyen Vinh Van Chau, Bridget Wills, Cameron P. Simmons, 2015, Science Translational Medicine

Yixin H. Ye, Alison M. Carrasco, Francesca D. Frentiu, Stephen F. Chenoweth, Nigel W. Beebe, Andrew F. van den Hurk, Cameron P. Simmons, Scott L. O’Neill, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2015, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Competition for Amino Acids Between Wolbachia and the Mosquito Host, Aedes aegypti

Eric P. Caragata, Edwige Rancès, Scott L. O'Neill, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2014, Microbial Ecology on p. 205-218

Louis Lambrechts, Neil M. Ferguson, Eva Harris, Edward C. Holmes, Elizabeth A. McGraw, Scott L. O'Neill, Eng E. Ooi, Scott A. Ritchie, Peter A. Ryan, Thomas W. Scott, Cameron P. Simmons, Scott C. Weaver, 2015, The Lancet Infectious Diseases on p. 862-866

Gerard Terradas, D. Albert Joubert, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2017, Scientific Reports

Michelle D. Audsley, Andrei Seleznev, D. Albert Joubert, Megan Woolfit, Scott L O'Neill, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2018, Molecular Ecology on p. 297-309

Wolbachia-mediated virus blocking in the mosquito vector Aedes aegypti

Gerard Terradas, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2017, Current Opinion in Insect Science on p. 37-44

Suzanne A. Ford, Scott L. Allen, Johanna R. Ohm, Leah T. Sigle, Aswathy Sebastian, Istvan Albert, Stephen F. Chenoweth, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2019, Nature Microbiology on p. 1832-1839

Gut microbiota in Drosophila melanogaster interacts with Wolbachia but does not contribute to Wolbachia-mediated antiviral protection

Yixin H. Ye, Andrei Seleznev, Heather A. Flores, Megan Woolfit, Elizabeth A. McGraw, 2017, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology on p. 18-25

News Articles Featuring Elizabeth McGraw

Penn State biologist David Toews receives 2024 NSF CAREER Award

David Toews, assistant professor of biology, has been honored with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Penn State biologist Tom Stewart honored with early-career investigator award

Thomas Stewart, assistant professor of biology in the Eberly College of Science at Penn State, has been honored with the 2024 W.M. Cobb Award in Morphological Sciences by the American Association for Anatomy

McGraw elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Elizabeth "Beth" McGraw, professor and department head of biology and Huck Scholar in Entomology at Penn State, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Kwapis appointed Paul Berg Early Career Professor in the Biological Sciences

Janine Kwapis, assistant professor of biology at Penn State, has been appointed as the first Paul Berg Early Career Professor in the Biological Sciences in recognition of her research contributions, teaching, and service to the Department of Biology and the Eberly College of Science.

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.

Mosquitoes that carry dengue might not survive rising temperatures

Disease-carrying mosquitoes are expected to venture into new territory due to climate change and urbanization, but new research suggests that higher temperatures may curb the spread of at least one infection: dengue fever.

Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever, new research finds

Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State researchers. The team also found that infection with the bacterium Wolbachia, which has recently been used to control viral infections in mosquitoes, also increases the thermal sensitivity of the insects.

Elizabeth McGraw named head of Department of Biology

Elizabeth McGraw, professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at Penn State, has been named the new head of the Department of Biology.

COVID vaccine questions to be answered on WPSU’s ‘Conversations Live’ on Feb. 25

Central Pennsylvanians can have their COVID-19 vaccine questions answered live during the next broadcast of WPSU’s “Conversations Live” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Masks, distancing, demography: The mystery behind India's declining Covid cases

On September 16 last year, India reported a record 97,894 coronavirus cases. Nearly four-and-half months later, on Feb 2, India registered 8,635 new cases.

The Mystery Of India's Plummeting COVID-19 Cases

Last September, India was confirming nearly 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day. It was on track to overtake the United States to become the country with the highest reported COVID-19 caseload in the world. Hospitals were full. The Indian economy nosedived into an unprecedented recession.

Sorry to Burst Your Quarantine Bubble

Pod means something different to everyone, and that’s a problem.

Will There Be Black Friday Shipping Delays? Prepare To Be Patient

Black Friday is getting closer and closer, and as much as everyone loves a good deal, the influx in people shopping online, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, is something to be mindful of. If you remember the beginning of the pandemic, when nearly everyone went on an online shopping bender in a flurry of panic, you'll also remember the serious shipping delays and health concerns for those working in fulfillment and delivery centers. Now that it's almost time for holiday shopping, the question on everyone's mind is: Will there be Black Friday shipping delays?

State not releasing detailed COVID outbreak data

As Indiana sees its number of COVID-19 cases surge, some Hoosiers might be wondering where the biggest outbreaks are happening. A busy party center in the suburbs? A business conference center downtown? Gyms, bars and restaurants in the hippest neighborhoods?

How Does COVID-19 Spread Differently Than The Flu?

Each year, scientists look to the Southern Hemisphere to get a clue as to how flu season up north might play out. The flu season below the equator, which typically runs June through August, gives us an idea of which strains are circulating and how intense the Northern Hemisphere’s flu season, which usually sees an uptick around early November, could be.

How Coronavirus Spreads Through The Air: 5 Essential Facts

Scientists explain what aerosols are, how airborne particles can transmit the coronavirus, and how to protect yourself.

SARS & MERS Bisa Hilang Ditelan Bumi, Kalau COVID-19 Piye?

Wabah SARS, MERS dan COVID-19 pada dasarnya disebabkan oleh kelompok virus yang sama yaitu virus corona. Namun dua wabah pendahulunya bisa 'hilang' dari peredaran sementara yang terakhir justru makin mengganas dan belum bisa 'dijinakkan'.

NextGen PA at Penn State holds town hall to discuss voting during the coronavirus pandemic

On Tuesday at noon, NextGen PA at Penn State hosted a Zoom town hall titled, "Living, Learning, and Voting on a COVID Campus," which discussed Penn State's reopening plan for the fall 2020 semester.

Penn State is about to turn Centre County into a massive coronavirus research project

Tens of thousands of students are scheduled to return to Penn State’s main campus in central Pennsylvania next month, swelling its host county’s population by more than a third. And during a historic public health crisis, that’s a research opportunity.

Huck Institutes tackles pandemic with true 'We Are' spirit

For faculty, staff and administrators working across Penn State’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts is more than an abstraction. It’s an everyday reality.

How superspreading is fueling the pandemic — and how we can stop it

On Saturday, thousands of people were gathering inside the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a city where Covid-19 cases have risen steeply since May 31, at a rally for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. There may not be room for physical distancing in the arena, which can hold 19,000 people. Each person who registered has signed a waiver to say they will not sue Trump if they get sick with Covid-19.

Super Spreaders: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for June 18

Some people are responsible for spreading the virus more than others. These people have been called "super spreaders," but are they really different from the rest of us? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Elizabeth McGraw, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and professor of entomology at Penn State University, about who or what a super spreader is.

A few superspreaders transmit the majority of coronavirus cases

Some sick people might not spread the virus much further, but some people infected with the coronavirus are what epidemiologists call “superspreaders.”

Coronavirus super-spreader events all have notable similarities — and they reveal the types of gatherings we should avoid for years

In mid-February, a 61-year-old woman attended church services in Daegu, South Korea. Soon after, she tested positive for the coronavirus — then so did dozens of others. South Korea's coronavirus case count quickly jumped from 29 cases on February 15 to more than 2,900 two weeks later.

Do mosquitos transmit coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus pandemic is still an incredibly serious problem for, well, just about every country on the planet. Even areas where new cases are beginning to wane, the risk of a new wave of outbreaks remains present. With that in mind, and as we inch toward warmer summer months, it’s worth considering whether mosquitos are capable of carrying and transmitting the virus from one person to another.