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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These publication tags are generated from the output of this researcher. Click any tag below to view other Huck researchers working on the same topic.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
Signatures of adaptive decreased virulence of deformed wing virus in an isolated population of wild honeybees (Apis mellifera)
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
In Vitro and In Vivo Coinfection and Superinfection Dynamics of Mayaro and Zika Viruses in Mosquito and Vertebrate Backgrounds
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
Novel genome sequences and evolutionary dynamics of the North American anopheline species Anopheles freeborni, Anopheles crucians, Anopheles quadrimaculatus, and Anopheles albimanus
Cory Henderson, Karen Kemirembe, Sage McKeand, Christina Bergey, Jason L. Rasgon, 2023, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
Sexual transmission of Anopheles gambiae densovirus (AgDNV) leads to disseminated infection in mated females
Kristine L. Werling, Rebecca M. Johnson, Hillery C. Metz, Jason L. Rasgon, 2022, Parasites and Vectors
Characterization of Mayaro virus (strain BeAn343102) biology in vertebrate and invertebrate cellular backgrounds
S Pujhari, M Brustolin, C Heu, R Smithwick, M Larrosa, Susan Hafenstein, Jason L. Rasgon, 2022, Journal of General Virology
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
Targeted delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 ribonucleoprotein into arthropod ovaries for heritable germline gene editing
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
Transinfection: A method to investigate Wolbachia-host interactions and control arthropod-borne disease
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
Dec 07, 2023
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
Dec 06, 2023
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.
Jul 07, 2023
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.
Jun 29, 2023
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.
Nov 08, 2022
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.
Jul 12, 2022
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.
May 25, 2022
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.
Mar 16, 2022
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.
Feb 16, 2022
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.
Feb 15, 2022
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.