Associate Professor of Biology
Evolutionary Genetics. Cancer dynamics. Defective interfering viruses. Evolutionary game theory.
Huck Graduate Students
- Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
- Center for Cellular Dynamics
- Center for Mathematical Biology
- Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences
News Articles Featuring Marco Archetti
Sep 13, 2022
What are potential animal reservoirs for monkeypox?
While monkeypox has been circulating in Africa for many years, the recent outbreak across the globe has exposed considerable uncertainties about the virus’ transmission.
Jul 07, 2021
Fighting COVID with COVID
What if the COVID-19 virus could be used against itself? Researchers at Penn State have designed a proof-of-concept therapeutic that may be able to do just that. The team designed a synthetic defective SARS-CoV-2 virus that is innocuous but interferes with the real virus’ growth, potentially causing the extinction of both the disease-causing virus and the synthetic virus.