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Theodore Rasmussen

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    • (860) 486-8339
  • Fax
    • (860) 486-5792
  • Office
    • School of Pharmacy
      Room 530
  • Mail
    • University of Connecticut
      Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
      69 North Eagleville Road
      Storrs, CT 06269-3092

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Educational Background

  • B.S. University of Washington, Biology
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin – Madison, Genetics
  • Postdoctoral Training: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Whitehead Institute

Research Interests

  • Personalized medicine using stem cells
  • Cell-based therapeutics
  • Nuclear reprogramming and epigenetics
  • Cell-based screens and assays

Selected Publications

  • Amanda, C.M., Bharadwaj, R., Whittle, C., Krueger, W., Hurd, Y., Mirnics, K., Rasmussen, T., and Akbarian, S. (2013) The genome in 3 dimensions: A new frontier in human brain research, Biological Psychiatry, in press. doi:pii: S0006-3223(13)00645-8.
  • Bharadwaj, R., Jiang, Y., Mao, W., Dincer, A., Krueger, W., Garbett, K., Whittle, C., Singh, J.T., Sequeira, P., Bunney Jr., W., Vawter, M., Gardner, P., Liu, J., Rasmussen, T.P., Mirnics, K., Casaccia, P., Futai, K., Akbarian, S., and Jakovcevski, M. (2013) Conserved chromosome 2q31 conformations are associated with transcriptional regulation of GAD1 GABA synthesis enzyme and altered in prefrontal cortex of subjects with schizophrenia, Journal of Neuroscience (33)29, 11839-11851.
  • Krueger, W., Tanasijevic, B., Barber, V., Flamier, A., Gu, X. Manautou, J., and Rasmussen, T.P. (2013) Cholesterol-secreting and statin-responsive hepatocytes from human ES and iPS cells to model hepatic involvement in cardiovascular health, PLoS ONE 8(7), e67296.
  • Krueger, W.H, Tanasijevic, B.T., Norris, C., Tian, X.C. and Rasmussen, T.P. (2013) Oct4 Promoter activity in stem cells obtained through somatic reprogramming, Cellular Reprogramming 15(2), 151-158.
  • Dai, B., Giardina, C. and Rasmussen, T.P. (2013) Quantitation of Nucleosome Acetylation and other Histone Post-Translational Modifications Using Microscale NU-ELISA, Methods in Molecular Biology 981, 167-176.
  • Tanasijevic, B. and Rasmussen, T.P. (2011) X Chromosome Inactivation and Differentiation Occur Readily in ES Cells Doubly-Deficient for MacroH2A1 and MacroH2A2, PLoS ONE 6(6), e21512.