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Andrew Read

Andrew Read

Director, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences, and Professor of Entomology
Eberly College of Science Distinguished Senior Scholar
Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology

Phone: 814-867-2396

Office: W-230A Millennium Science Complex

Research interests

My research focuses on the ecology and evolutionary genetics of pathogens. Questions of current interest include:

  • Can we make evolution-proof drugs, vaccines and insecticides?
  • Will vaccination and chemotherapy prompt the evolution of more virulent pathogens?
  • Can entomopathogenic fungi be used to produce a cheap organic pesticide for sustainable malaria control?


Details on this research and other research interests.


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