Andrew F. Read

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Andrew Fraser Read FRS[1] is Evan Pugh professor of biology and entomology in the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at Pennsylvania State University.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


Andrew Read
Andrew Read in 2015, portrait via the Royal Society
Andrew Fraser Read
Alma mater
Scientific career
ThesisComparative analyses of reproductive tactics (1989)
Doctoral advisorPaul H. Harvey

Read was educated at the University of Otago where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in 1984.[9] He moved on to the University of Oxford where he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1989 for research supervised by Paul H. Harvey.[10]

Awards and honours[edit]

Read was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2015. His certificate of election reads:


  1. ^ a b "Professor Andrew Read FRS". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2 May 2015.
  2. ^ Andrew F. Read publications indexed by Google Scholar
  3. ^ Andrew Read at TEDMED 2012: The bugs are getting smarter. Are we? on YouTube
  4. ^ West, S.A.; Lively, C.M.; Read, A.F. (1999). "A pluralist approach to sex and recombination". Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 12 (6): 1003–1012. doi:10.1046/j.1420-9101.1999.00119.x.
  5. ^ Gandon, S.; MacKinnon, M. J.; Nee, S.; Read, A. F. (2001). "Imperfect vaccines and the evolution of pathogen virulence". Nature. 414 (6865): 751–756. doi:10.1038/414751a.
  6. ^ Read, A. F. (2001). "The Ecology of Genetically Diverse Infections". Science. 292 (5519): 1099–1102. doi:10.1126/science.1059410.
  7. ^ Andrew F. Read's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  8. ^ Kouyos, R. D.; Metcalf, C. J.; Birger, R; Klein, E. Y.; Abel Zur Wiesch, P; Ankomah, P; Arinaminpathy, N; Bogich, T. L.; Bonhoeffer, S; Brower, C; Chi-Johnston, G; Cohen, T; Day, T; Greenhouse, B; Huijben, S; Metlay, J; Mideo, N; Pollitt, L. C.; Read, A. F.; Smith, D. L.; Standley, C; Wale, N; Grenfell, B (2014). "The path of least resistance: Aggressive or moderate treatment?". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281 (1794): 20140566. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0566. PMC 4211439. PMID 25253451. open access
  9. ^ "Andrew F. Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and Eberly Professor of Biotechnology". Pennsylvania State University. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014.
  10. ^ Read, Andrew Fraser (1989). Comparative analyses of reproductive tactics (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford. OCLC 46544592.