Jason Rasgon

Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology

Jason Rasgon

Research Summary

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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Culicidae Wolbachia Anopheles Viruses Arthropods Zika Virus Vertebrates Disease Vectors Genes Infection Arboviruses Infections Alphavirus Pathogens Bacteria Microbiota Superinfection Aquaporins Lyme Disease Phenotype Malaria Mosquito Control Gene Editing West Nile Virus Genome

Most Recent Publications

The Development and Expansion of in vivo Germline Editing Technologies in Arthropods: Receptor-Mediated Ovary Transduction of Cargo (ReMOT Control) and Beyond

Gerard Terradas, Vanessa M. Macias, Hillary Peterson, Sage Mckeand, Grzegorz Krawczyk, Jason L. Rasgon, 2023, Integrative and Comparative Biology on p. 1550-1563

Allyson M. Ray, Emma C. Gordon, Thomas D. Seeley, Jason L. Rasgon, Christina M. Grozinger, 2023, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Renuka E. Joseph, Nadya Urakova, Kristine L. Werling, Hillery C. Metz, Kaylee Montanari, Jason L. Rasgon, 2023, Journal of Virology

Sultan Asad, Ahmed M. Mehdi, Sujit Pujhari, Claudia Rückert, Gregory D. Ebel, Jason L. Rasgon, 2023, Journal of Medical Entomology on p. 282-293

Gerard Terradas, Mario Novelo, Hillery Metz, Marco Brustolin, Jason L. Rasgon, 2023, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on p. 412-423

Marco Brustolin, Sujit Pujhari, Gerard Terradas, Kristine Werling, Sultan Asad, Hillery C. Metz, Cory A. Henderson, Donghun Kim, Jason L. Rasgon, 2023, Journal of Virology

Hitoshi Tsujimoto, Hillery C. Metz, Alexis A. Smith, Joyce Megumi Sakamoto, Utpal Pal, Jason L. Rasgon, 2023, Insect Molecular Biology

Kristine L. Werling, Rebecca M. Johnson, Hillery C. Metz, Jason L. Rasgon, 2022, Parasites and Vectors

S Pujhari, M Brustolin, C Heu, R Smithwick, M Larrosa, Susan Hafenstein, Jason L. Rasgon, 2022, Journal of General Virology

Most-Cited Papers

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

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 M. Sakamoto, Emily A. Hornett, Jason Rasgon, 2014, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 12498-12503

Brittany L. Dodson, Grant L. Hughes, Oluwatobi Paul, Amy C. Matacchiero, Laura D. Kramer, Jason L. Rasgon, 2014, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Shivanand Hegde, Jason L. Rasgon, Grant L. Hughes, 2015, Current Opinion in Virology on p. 97-102

Duverney Chaverra-Rodriguez, Vanessa M. Macias, Grant L. Hughes, Sujit Pujhari, Yasutsugu Suzuki, David R. Peterson, Donghun Kim, Sage McKeand, Jason L. Rasgon, 2018, Nature Communications

G. L. Hughes, J. L. Rasgon, 2014, Insect Molecular Biology on p. 141-151

Courtney C. Murdock, Simon Blanford, Grant L. Hughes, Jason L. Rasgon, Matthew B. Thomas, 2014, Scientific Reports

Guan Hong Wang, Stephanie Gamez, Robyn R. Raban, John M. Marshall, Luke Alphey, Ming Li, Jason L. Rasgon, Omar S. Akbari, 2021, Nature Communications

Vanessa M. Macias, Johanna R. Ohm, Jason L. Rasgon, 2017, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Sujit Pujhari, Marco Brustolin, Vanessa M. Macias, Ruth H. Nissly, Masashi Nomura, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Jason Rasgon, 2019, Emerging Microbes and Infections on p. 8-16

News Articles Featuring Jason Rasgon

USDA grant supports reproductive microbiome training program

The USDA NIFA has awarded Penn State a five-year, US$238,500 grant to establish a graduate training pipeline in reproductive microbiome research

New USDA grant to support graduate reproductive microbiome training program

The USDA NIFA has awarded Penn State a five-year, $238,500 grant to establish a graduate training pipeline in reproductive microbiome research.

Florida issues MALARIA alert as two MORE people catch deadly mosquito-born disease - in first US outbreak in two decades

Two more people have come down with malaria in southern Florida, health officials say — after doctors were warned to look out for more cases.

Got a fever and testing negative for Covid? It could be MALARIA, CDC says - as disease-ridden mosquitos spread in US for first time in decades

Fever-stricken patients coming to hospitals should be checked for malaria, health officials say — even if they have not recently left the United States.

Faculty in College of Ag Sciences recognized for research achievements

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences lauded outstanding accomplishments in research during the college’s inaugural Research Awards Ceremony, held Oct. 25 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.

Rasgon named Huck Chair of Disease Epidemiology and Biotechnology

Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology, has been named Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Disease Epidemiology and Biotechnology.

Injecting Cockroaches with CRISPR Gene Edits Their Offspring

A new method has allowed researchers to conduct the first gene knock-out and knock-in edits on cockroaches and may extend to many other insects.

Huck Students Receive Alumni Awards

Two Huck IGDP students have been recognized as part of the 2021-22 Graduate School Alumni Association faculty and student awards in the Life & Health Sciences section.

Scientists develop gene-editing tools that may decrease tick-borne disease

In May 2021, scientists released the first batch of genetically-altered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys as part of a project to combat disease-carrying insects.The mosquitoes, modified versions of the Aedes aegypti species, is associated with several diseases, including Zika and yellow fever. Experts say using modified insects to control populations provides an alternative to insecticides, which some mosquitoes are evolving to develop immunity towards.

World’s first gene editing tools for ticks may help decrease tick-borne diseases

Reducing tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, may now be possible thanks to two new gene editing methods developed by researchers at Penn State; the University of Nevada, Reno; and the University of Maryland. The methods could allow scientists to alter parts of the tick genome that are involved in harboring and transmitting pathogens.