Jason Rasgon

Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Entomology

Research Summary

Vector arthropods and the pathogens they transmit, with emphasis on release of genetically-modified mosquitoes for disease control, pathogen transmission dynamics and bioterrorism issues. Specifically, he studies how natural genetic variation in wild vector populations conditions phenotypic variation in pathogen transmission and how natural genetic variation in wild vector populations can be artificially altered to have a directed effect on pathogen transmission dynamics.

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Recent Publications

Towards a method for cryopreservation of mosquito vectors of human pathogens

Gallichotte, E. N., Dobos, K. M., Ebel, G. D., Hagedorn, M., Rasgon, J. L., Richardson, J. H., Stedman, T. T. & Barfield, J. P., Apr 2021, In: Cryobiology. 99, p. 1-10 10 p.

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A microfluidic platform for highly parallel bite by bite profiling of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission

Kumar, S., Hol, F. J. H., Pujhari, S., Ellington, C., Narayanan, H. V., Li, H., Rasgon, J. L. & Prakash, M., Dec 2021, In: Nature communications. 12, 1, 6018.

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Silencing the alarm: an insect salivary enzyme closes plant stomata and inhibits volatile release

Lin, P. A., Chen, Y., Chaverra-Rodriguez, D., Heu, C. C., Zainuddin, N. B., Sidhu, J. S., Peiffer, M., Tan, C. W., Helms, A., Kim, D., Ali, J., Rasgon, J. L., Lynch, J., Anderson, C. T. & Felton, G. W., Apr 2021, In: New Phytologist. 230, 2, p. 793-803 11 p.

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A mosquito small RNA genomics resource reveals dynamic evolution and host responses to viruses and transposons

Ma, Q., Srivastav, S. P., Gamez, S., Dayama, G., Feitosa-Suntheimer, F., Patterson, E. I., Johnson, R. M., Matson, E. M., Gold, A. S., Brackney, D. E., Connor, J. H., Colpitts, T. M., Hughes, G. L., Rasgon, J. L., Nolan, T., Akbari, O. S. & Lau, N. C., Jan 2021, In: Genome research. 31, 3, p. 512-528 17 p.

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Leaning Into the Bite: The piRNA Pathway as an Exemplar for the Genetic Engineering Need in Mosquitoes

Macias, V. M., Palatini, U., Bonizzoni, M. & Rasgon, J. L., Jan 14 2021, In: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 10, 614342.

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Whole-genome assembly of Culex tarsalis

Main, B. J., Marcantonio, M., Spencer Johnston, J., Rasgon, J. L., Titus Brown, C. & Barker, C. M., Feb 2021, In: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 11, 2, jkaa063.

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Clotting disorder in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Pujhari, S., Paul, S., Ahluwalia, J. & Rasgon, J. L., May 2021, In: Reviews in Medical Virology. 31, 3, e2177.

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Simulated vector transmission differentially influences dynamics of two viral variants of deformed wing virus in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

Ray, A. M., Davis, S. L., Rasgon, J. L. & Grozinger, C. M., 2021, In: Journal of General Virology. 102, 11, 001687.

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Combating mosquito-borne diseases using genetic control technologies

Wang, G. H., Gamez, S., Raban, R. R., Marshall, J. M., Alphey, L., Li, M., Rasgon, J. L. & Akbari, O. S., Dec 2021, In: Nature communications. 12, 1, 4388.

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Pupal and adult injections for rnai and crispr gene editing in nasonia vitripennis

Benetta, E. D., Chaverra-Rodriguez, D., Rasgon, J. L. & Akbari, O. S., 2020, In: Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2020, 166, p. 1-15 15 p., e61892.

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