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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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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Core commitments for field trials of gene drive organisms

Long, K. C., Alphey, L., Annas, G. J., Bloss, C. S., Campbell, K. J., Champer, J., Chen, C. H., Choudhary, A., Church, G. M., Collins, J. P., Cooper, K. L., Delborne, J. A., Edwards, O. R., Emerson, C. I., Esvelt, K., Evans, S. W., Friedman, R. M., Gantz, V. M., Gould, F., Hartley, S. & 24 others, Heitman, E., Hemingway, J., Kanuka, H., Kuzma, J., Lavery, J. V., Lee, Y., Lorenzen, M., Lunshof, J. E., Marshall, J. M., Messer, P. W., Montell, C., Oye, K. A., Palmer, M. J., Papathanos, P. A., Paradkar, P. N., Piaggio, A. J., Rasgon, J. L., Rašic, G., Rudenko, L., Saah, J. R., Scott, M. J., Sutton, J. T., Vorsino, A. E. & Akbari, O. S., Dec 18 2021, In: Science. 370, 6523, p. 1417-1419 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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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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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Germline mutagenesis of Nasonia vitripennis through ovarian delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 ribonucleoprotein

Chaverra-Rodriguez, D., Dalla Benetta, E., Heu, C. C., Rasgon, J. L., Ferree, P. M. & Akbari, O. S., Dec 2020, In: Insect Molecular Biology. 29, 6, p. 569-577 9 p.

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Actin bundles play a different role in shaping scales compared to bristles in the mosquito Aedes aegypti

Djokic, S., Bakhrat, A., Tsurim, I., Urakova, N., Rasgon, J. L. & Abdu, U., Dec 1 2020, In: Scientific reports. 10, 1, 14885.

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