Andrew Read is an expert on the ecology and evolutionary genetics of infectious disease, particularly the evolution of pathogen related issues that may harm human health, such as antibiotic and vaccine resistance. He explores how public and animal health programs and host resistance affect pathogen evolution; the effects of vaccination and chemotherapy; and is looking for ways to avoid creation of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Read is a fellow of the Royal Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Microbiology.
from The New York Times August 4, 2018
"Scientists’ perception of public irrationality is having an impact on our ability to rationally discuss things that deserve discussion.”-Andrew Read