Jason Rasgon

Professor of Entomology

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.

Graduate Students

Huck Institutes Affiliations

Publication Tags

Culicidae Wolbachia Infection Malaria Anopheles Gambiae Anopheles Culex West Nile Virus Zika Virus Parasites Population Genetics Genes Mental Competency Aquaporins Vector Competence Insects Virus Diseases Arthropods Viruses Plasmodium Berghei Mosquito Arboviruses Gene Flow Oocysts Mosquito Vectors

Most Recent Papers

Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) mediates Zika virus entry, replication, and egress from host cells

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

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 Laurence Rasgon, 2018, Nature communications

Dehydration prompts increased activity and blood feeding by mosquitoes

Richard W. Hagan, Elise M. Didion, Andrew E. Rosselot, Christopher J. Holmes, Samantha C. Siler, Andrew J. Rosendale, Jacob M. Hendershot, Kiaira S.B. Elliot, Emily C. Jennings, Gabriela A. Nine, Paula L. Perez, Alexandre E. Rizlallah, Miki Watanabe, Lindsey E. Romick-Rosendale, Yanyu Xiao, Jason Laurence Rasgon, Joshua B. Benoit, 2018, Scientific reports

Anopheles mosquitoes may drive invasion and transmission of Mayaro virus across geographically diverse regions

Marco Brustolin, Sujit Pujhari, Cory A. Henderson, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2018, PLoS neglected tropical diseases

Potential biological control of Erwinia tracheiphila by internal alimentary canal interactions in Acalymma vittatum with Pseudomonas fluorescens

D. C. Roberts, Shelby Jay Fleischer, Joyce Megumi Sakamoto, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2018, Journal of Applied Microbiology on p. 1137-1146

Vector competence of selected North American Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes for Zika virus

Brittany L. Dodson, Sujit Pujhari, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2018, PeerJ

Functional characterization of Aquaporin-like genes in the human bed bug Cimex lectularius

Hitoshi Tsujimoto, Joyce Megumi Sakamoto, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2017, Scientific Reports

Wolbachia effects on Rift Valley fever virus infection in Culex tarsalis mosquitoes

Brittany L. Dodson, Elizabeth S. Andrews, Michael J. Turell, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2017, PLoS neglected tropical diseases

Vector competence of Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes for Zika virus

Brittany L. Dodson, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2017, PeerJ

Aquaglyceroporin function in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae

Kun Liu, Hitoshi Tsujimoto, Yuzheng Huang, Jason Laurence Rasgon, Peter Agre, 2016, Biology of the Cell on p. 294-305

High-Impact Papers

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 Laurence Rasgon, 2011, PLoS Pathogens

Harnessing mosquito-Wolbachia symbiosis for vector and disease control

Kostas Bourtzis, Stephen L. Dobson, Zhiyong Xi, Jason Laurence 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

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 Laurence Rasgon, 2014, PLoS neglected tropical diseases

Wolbachia infections in Anopheles gambiae cells

Grant L. Hughes, Xiaoxia Ren, Jose L. Ramirez, Joyce Megumi Sakamoto, Jason A. Bailey, Anne E. Jedlicka, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2011, PLoS Pathogens

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 Laurence Rasgon, 2012, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 1491-1495

Mass drug administration of ivermectin in south-eastern Senegal reduces the survivorship of wild-caught, blood fed malaria vectors

Massamba Sylla, Meg Gray, Phillip L. Chapman, Moussa D. Sarr, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2010, Malaria Journal

Aquaporin water channel AgAQP1 in the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae during blood feeding and humidity adaptation

Kun Liu, Hitoshi Tsujimoto, Sung Jae Cha, Peter Agre, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2011, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 6062-6066

Temperature alters Plasmodium blocking by Wolbachia

Courtney C. Murdock, Simon Blanford, Grant L. Hughes, Jason Laurence Rasgon, Matthew Brian Thomas, 2014, Scientific reports

Population genetic data suggest a role for mosquito-mediated dispersal of West Nile virus across the western United States

Meera Venkatesan, Jason Laurence Rasgon, 2010, Molecular ecology on p. 1573-1584