Alberto A. Rascón, Jr.

Dr. Alberto Rascon

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry

DH 612
(408) 924-4969
alberto.rascon@sjsu.edu
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Education

B.S. Chemistry, California State University Bakersfield, 2002
Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Arizona, 2010
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Francisco, 2011-2013

Research Interests

Expression, characterization, and inhibition of mosquito proteases.

Selected Publications

  • "Synthetic and Natural Protease Inhibitors Provide Insights Into Parasite Development, Virulence, and Pathogenesis." Rascón, A.A. Jr.* and McKerrow, J.H. (2013) Synthetic and Natural Protease Inhibitors Provide Insights Into Parasite Development, Virulence, and Pathogenesis. Curr. Med. Chem. 20(25), 3078-3102. *Corresponding Author.

  • "Activation and Enzyme Kinetic Analysis of Recombinant Midgut Serine Proteases From the Dengue Vector Mosquito Aedes aegypti. BMC" Rascón, A.A. Jr., Gearin, J.J., Isoe, J., Miesfeld, R.L. (2011) In vitro  Biochemistry. 12:43BMC Biochemistry | Full text

  • "Molecular Genetic Analysis of Midgut Serine Proteases in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes." Isoe, J., Rascón, A.A. Jr., Kunz, S., and Miesfeld, R.L. (2009) Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 39(12), 903-912.