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

A conserved morphogenetic mechanism for epidermal ensheathment of nociceptive sensory neurites.

Jiang N, Rasmussen JP, Clanton JA, Rosenberg MF, Luedke KP, Cronan MR, Parker ED, Kim HJ, Vaughan JC, Sagasti A, Parrish JZ.

eLife. 2019; 8.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
30855229

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

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.