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Pathogen evolution in a vaccinated world (ID Epi Seminar Series)
March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Andrew F Read, Director of Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology, and Eberly Professor of Biotechnology at Pennsylvania State University. Register for the event here.
Andrew Read is an evolutionary microbiologist. Originally from New Zealand, Read received a D.Phil. in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Oxford. He held various fellowships at Oxford and then at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he became Chair of Natural History. He has taught ecology, evolution, microbiology, and statistics. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, 30 book chapters and four edited volumes, and been elected to Fellowships from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology, The Royal Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2007, he moved to the Centre for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University, where he is Evan Pugh University Professor in Biology and Entomology, Eberly Professor in Biotechnology, and Director of Penn State’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
- Barclar et al. (2012). The Evolutionary Consequences of Blood-Stage Vaccination on the Rodent Malaria Plasmodium chabaudi.
- Read et al. (2015). Imperfect Vaccination Can Enhance the Transmission of Highly Virulent Pathogens.
- Kennedy and Read (2018). Why the evolution of vaccine resistance is less of a concern than the evolution of drug resistance.
- Read and Kennedy (2020). Virus evolution could undermine a COVID-19 vaccine – but this can be stopped.