faculty

Jeff Rasmussen

rasmuss@uw.edu

University of Washington, 

Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution

Neuroscience

Nerve-skin interactions during development and regeneration

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Life Sciences Building Room: 371 Box: 351800 Phone: 206-616-7248 https://www.biology.washington.edu/people/profile/jeff-rasmussen

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: Life Sciences Building Room: 312 Box: 351800 Phone: 206-685-6091 https://jraslab.org/

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter
Permanent

Publications

Fish Scales Dictate the Pattern of Adult Skin Innervation and Vascularization.

Rasmussen JP, Vo NT, Sagasti A.

Developmental cell. 2018; 46(3):344-359.e4.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
30032992

Learning to swim, again: Axon regeneration in fish.

Rasmussen JP, Sagasti A.

Experimental neurology. 2017; 287(Pt 3):318-330.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
26940084

Vertebrate epidermal cells are broad-specificity phagocytes that clear sensory axon debris.

Rasmussen JP, Sack GS, Martin SM, Sagasti A.

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2015; 35(2):559-70.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
25589751
PMCID:
PMC4293411

Cell interactions and patterned intercalations shape and link epithelial tubes in C. elegans.

Rasmussen JP, Feldman JL, Reddy SS, Priess JR.

PLoS genetics. 2013; 9(9):e1003772.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
24039608
PMCID:
PMC3764189

Laminin is required to orient epithelial polarity in the C. elegans pharynx.

Rasmussen JP, Reddy SS, Priess JR.

Development (Cambridge, England). 2012; 139(11):2050-60.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
22535412
PMCID:
PMC3347693

Research Summary

The Rasmussen lab uses the unique experimental advantages of zebrafish to gain cellular, molecular, and genetic insights into skin development and repair, with a particular focus on skin-neuron interactions.