Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology
Integrating population biology, ecology, molecular tools and theory to address fundamental and applied questions related to vector arthropods and the pathogens they transmit.
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Publication TagsCulicidae Wolbachia Malaria Infection Anopheles Anopheles Gambiae Parasites Insecta Insects Viruses Gene Editing Methodology Pathogens Culex Ribonucleoproteins Peptides Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats Virus Diseases Cryopreservation Enzymes Plasmodium Berghei Mutagenesis Microbiota Insecticides Arthropods
Most Recent Papers
Core commitments for field trials of gene drive organisms
Kanya C. Long, Luke Alphey, George J. Annas, Cinnamon S. Bloss, Karl J. Campbell, Jackson Champer, Chun Hong Chen, Amit Choudhary, George M. Church, James P. Collins, Kimberly L. Cooper, Jason A. Delborne, Owain R. Edwards, Claudia I. Emerson, Kevin Esvelt, Sam Weiss Evans, Robert M. Friedman, Valentino M. Gantz, Fred Gould, Sarah Hartley, Elizabeth Heitman, Janet Hemingway, Hirotaka Kanuka, Jennifer Kuzma, James V. Lavery, Yoosook Lee, Marce Lorenzen, Jeantine E. Lunshof, John M. Marshall, Philipp W. Messer, Craig Montell, Kenneth A. Oye, Megan J. Palmer, Philippos Aris Papathanos, Prasad N. Paradkar, Antoinette J. Piaggio, Jason L. Rasgon, Gordana Rašic, Larisa Rudenko, J. Royden Saah, Maxwell J. Scott, Jolene T. Sutton, Adam E. Vorsino, Omar S. Akbari, 2021, Science on p. 1417-1419
Towards a method for cryopreservation of mosquito vectors of human pathogens
Emily N. Gallichotte, Karen M. Dobos, Gregory D. Ebel, Mary Hagedorn, Jason L. Rasgon, Jason H. Richardson, Timothy T. Stedman, Jennifer P. Barfield, 2021, Cryobiology on p. 1-10
Silencing the alarm
Po An Lin, Yintong Chen, Duverney Chaverra-Rodriguez, Chan Chin Heu, Nursyafiqi Bin Zainuddin, Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, Michelle Peiffer, Ching Wen Tan, Anjel Helms, Donghun Kim, Jared Ali, Jason L. Rasgon, Jonathan Lynch, Charles T. Anderson, Gary W. Felton, 2021, New Phytologist on p. 793-803
Whole-genome assembly of Culex tarsalis
Bradley J. Main, Matteo Marcantonio, J. Spencer Johnston, Jason L. Rasgon, C. Titus Brown, Christopher M. Barker, 2021, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
Leaning Into the Bite
Vanessa M. Macias, Umberto Palatini, Mariangela Bonizzoni, Jason L. Rasgon, 2021, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology
A mosquito small RNA genomics resource reveals dynamic evolution and host responses to viruses and transposons
Qicheng Ma, Satyam P. Srivastav, Stephanie Gamez, Gargi Dayama, Fabiana Feitosa-Suntheimer, Edward I. Patterson, Rebecca M. Johnson, Erik M. Matson, Alexander S. Gold, Douglas E. Brackney, John H. Connor, Tonya M. Colpitts, Grant L. Hughes, Jason L. Rasgon, Tony Nolan, Omar S. Akbari, Nelson C. Lau, 2021, Genome Research on p. 512-528
Germline mutagenesis of Nasonia vitripennis through ovarian delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 ribonucleoprotein
D. Chaverra-Rodriguez, E. Dalla Benetta, C. C. Heu, J. L. Rasgon, P. M. Ferree, O. S. Akbari, 2020, Insect Molecular Biology on p. 569-577
Actin bundles play a different role in shaping scales compared to bristles in the mosquito Aedes aegypti
Sanja Djokic, Anna Bakhrat, Ido Tsurim, Nadya Urakova, Jason L. Rasgon, Uri Abdu, 2020, Scientific Reports
Anopheles gambiae densovirus (AgDNV) negatively affects Mayaro virus infection in Anopheles gambiae cells and mosquitoes
Nadya Urakova, Marco Brustolin, Renuka E. Joseph, Rebecca M. Johnson, Sujit Pujhari, Jason L. Rasgon, 2020, Parasites and Vectors
CRISPR-Cas9-Based Genome Editing in the Silverleaf Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci)
Chan C. Heu, Francine M. Mccullough, Junbo Luan, Jason L. Rasgon, 2020, CRISPR Journal on p. 89-96
Wolbachia infections are virulent and inhibit the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in Anopheles gambiae
Grant L. Hughes, Ryuichi Koga, Ping Xue, Takema Fukatsu, Jason L. Rasgon, 2011, PLoS Pathogens
Harnessing mosquito-Wolbachia symbiosis for vector and disease control
Kostas Bourtzis, Stephen L. Dobson, Zhiyong Xi, Jason L. Rasgon, Maurizio Calvitti, Luciano A. Moreira, Hervé C. Bossin, Riccardo Moretti, Luke Anthony Baton, Grant L. Hughes, Patrick Mavingui, Jeremie R.L. Gilles, 2014, Acta Tropica on p. S150-S163
Native microbiome impedes vertical transmission of Wolbachia in Anopheles mosquitoes
Grant L. Hughes, Brittany L. Dodson, Rebecca M. Johnson, Courtney C. Murdock, Hitoshi Tsujimoto, Yasutsugu Suzuki, Alyssa A. Patt, Long Cui, Carlos W. Nossa, Rhiannon M. Barry, Joyce Megumi Sakamoto, Emily A. Hornett, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2014, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 12498-12503
Wolbachia Enhances West Nile Virus (WNV) Infection in the Mosquito Culex tarsalis
Brittany L. Dodson, Grant L. Hughes, Oluwatobi Paul, Amy C. Matacchiero, Laura D. Kramer, Jason L. Rasgon, 2014, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
The microbiome modulates arbovirus transmission in mosquitoes
Shivanand Hegde, Jason L. Rasgon, Grant L. Hughes, 2015, Current Opinion in Virology on p. 97-102
Wolbachia infections in Anopheles gambiae cells
Grant L. Hughes, Xiaoxia Ren, Jose L. Ramirez, Joyce M. Sakamoto, Jason A. Bailey, Anne E. Jedlicka, Jason L. Rasgon, 2011, PLoS Pathogens on p. e1001296
Wolbachia strain wAlbB enhances infection by the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes
Grant L. Hughes, Joel Vega-Rodriguez, Ping Xue, Jason L. Rasgon, 2012, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 1491-1495
Endectocides for malaria control
Brian D. Foy, Kevin C. Kobylinski, Ines Marques da Silva, Jason L. Rasgon, Massamba Sylla, 2011, Trends in Parasitology on p. 423-428
G. L. Hughes, J. L. Rasgon, 2014, Insect Molecular Biology on p. 141-151
Temperature alters Plasmodium blocking by Wolbachia
Courtney C. Murdock, Simon Blanford, Grant L. Hughes, Jason L. Rasgon, Matthew B. Thomas, 2014, Scientific Reports
News Articles Featuring Jason Rasgon
Feb 17, 2021
Silencing the alarm
An enzyme in the saliva of certain insects prevents their food plants from warning neighboring plants of an attack.
Sep 09, 2020
More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up
As it becomes too warm for comfort, the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malaria may lose the battle against climate change in Africa. But a new foe is on the horizon.
Aug 05, 2020
Gene-edited mosquitoes are ready for the U.S. — but is the U.S. ready for them?
In mid-June, Florida’s department of agriculture and consumer services approved a plan to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild.
Apr 23, 2020
Gene-editing protocol for whitefly pest opens door to control
Whiteflies are among the most important agricultural pests in the world, yet they have been difficult to genetically manipulate and control, in part, because of their small size. An international team of researchers has overcome this roadblock by developing a CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing protocol that could lead to novel control methods for this devastating pest.
Sep 17, 2019
Study on DNA spread by genetically modified mosquitoes prompts backlash
For 10 years, the company Oxitec has been testing whether genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes can suppress populations of their natural brethren, which carry devastating viruses such as Zika and dengue. Its strategy: Deploy (nonbiting) male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes bearing a gene that should doom most of their offspring before adulthood.
Aug 27, 2019
Graphene film promising for blocking mosquitoes
Health officials are touting a new protection against bloodsucking insects amid reports of a rare mosquito-borne disease that has infected four people in Massachusetts, killing one woman.
Jan 31, 2019
Scientists Are Tweeting About The Strangest Experiments They've Ever Done
Nov 13, 2018
Anopheles Mosquitoes Could Spread Mayaro Virus in U.S.
Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study suggests that Anopheles species, including some found in the United States, also are capable of carrying and transmitting an emerging pathogen, Mayaro virus, which has caused outbreaks of disease in South America and the Caribbean.