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 Bacterium Heat Shock Response Alpha Mannosidase 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.

Global warming may slow the spread of dengue fever

Dengue fever is a potentially lethal disease of humans that is caused by a virus transmitted in the saliva of certain mosquitoes. Recent studies led by Penn State researchers have found that mosquitoes of the species Aedes aegypti that are infected with dengue virus are less tolerant of the higher temperatures associated with global warming.

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.