Jason Rasgon
Associate Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology
College of Agricultural Sciences
Email: 
jlr54@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-3668
Office Address: 
W127 Millennium Science Complex
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Health and the Environment
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.