Elizabeth McGraw

Larkins Fellow/Assistant Prof
School of Biological Sciences
Monash University
E-mail: beth.mcgraw@monash.edu

Fields of interest: 

Evolution of the insect immune response, symbionts


Recent publications:

Rances E, Ye YH, Woolfit M, McGraw EA, O’Neill SL:
The Relative importance of innate immune priming in Wolbachia-mediated pathogen blocking.
PLoS Pathogens, 8, (2012): e1002548.

Hoffmann AA, Montgomery BL, Popovici J, Iturbe-Ormaetxe I, Johnson PH, Muzzi F, Greenfield M, Durkan M, Leong YS, Dong Y, Cook H, Axford J, Callahan AG, Kenny N, Omodei C, McGraw EA, Ryan PA, Ritchie SA, Turelli M, O’Neill SL:
Successful establishment of Wolbachia in Aedes populations to suppress dengue transmission.
Nature, 476, (2011): 454-U107.

Ye YH, McGraw EA:
Adult Drosophila melanogaster evolved for antibacterial defense invest in infection-induced expression of both humoral and cellular immunity genes.
BMC research notes, 4, (2011): 305.

Caragata EP, Poinsignon A, Moreira LA, Johnson PH, Leong YS, Ritchie SA, O’Neill SL, McGraw EA:
Improved accuracy of the transcriptional profiling method of age grading in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes under laboratory and semi-field cage conditions and in the presence of Wolbachia infection.
Insect Molecular Biology, 20, (2011): 215-224.

Evans O, Caragata EP, McMeniman CJ, Woolfit M, Green DC, Williams CR, Franklin CE, O’Neill SL, McGraw EA:
Increased locomotor activity and metabolism of Aedes aegypti infected with a life-shortening strain of Wolbachia pipientis.
Journal of Experimental Biology, 212, (2009): 1436-1441.

Moreira LA, Iturbe-Ormaetxe I, Jeffery JA, Lu G, Pyke AT, Hedges LM, Rocha BC, Hall-Mendelin S, Day A, Riegler M, Hugo LE, Johnson KN, Kay BH, McGraw EA, van den Hurk AF, Ryan PA, O’Neill SL:
A Wolbachia Symbiont in Aedes aegypti Limits Infection with Dengue, Chikungunya, and Plasmodium.
Cell, 139, (2009): 1268-1278.

Ye YH, Chenoweth SF, McGraw EA:
Effective but Costly, Evolved Mechanisms of Defense against a Virulent Opportunistic Pathogen in Drosophila melanogaster.
PloS Pathogens, 5, (2009): e1000385.

Turley AP, Moreira LA, O’Neill SL, McGraw EA:
Wolbachia Infection Reduces Blood-Feeding Success in the Dengue Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti.
Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 3, (2009): e516.

Brownlie JC, Adamski M, Slatko B, McGraw EA:
Diversifying selection and host adaptation in two endosymbiont genomes.
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7, (2007): 68.

McGraw EA, Merritt DJ, Droller JN, O’Neill SL:
Wolbachia density and virulence attenuation after transfer into a novel host.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 99, (2002): 2918-2923.