Tiny things that matter: a story of viruses, mosquito spit and perseverance
Associate Professor Elizabeth (Beth) McGraw
School of Biological Sciences
Beth studied Biology at the University of Michigan before doing a PhD at The Pennsylvania State University on the evolution of virulence genes in human pathogens. During her postdoctoral studies at Yale University School of Public Health she began working in the Wolbachia: insect system attracted by the ability to ask questions about the evolution of mutualism versus virulence in symbionts. Beth joined Monash in 2011 as a Larkins Fellow where her most recent work has focused on the mosquito - dengue:Wolbachia association.