David Wassarman

Position title: Professor

Email: dawassarman@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-6648

Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

4262 Genetics/Biotech
B.S., Bates College, Ph.D., Yale University, Postdoctoral Research, Univ. of California - Berkeley
Medical Genetics
Research Interests
The genetics of neurodegenerative diseases
Research Fields
Disease Biology, Cell Biology, Development, Neuro & Behavioral Genetics, Drosophila

Research Description:
My laboratory is interested in understanding the role that genetic diversity plays in determining the variable outcomes of traumatic brain injury.

Representative Publications:

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Katzenberger RJ, Ganetzky B, Wassarman DA. Age and Diet Affect Genetically Separable Secondary Injuries that Cause Acute Mortality Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Drosophila. G3 (Bethesda). 2016 Dec 7;6(12):4151-4166. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.036194. PMID: 27754853; PMCID: PMC5144983.

Katzenberger RJ, Chtarbanova S, Rimkus SA, Fischer JA, Kaur G, Seppala JM, Swanson LC, Zajac JE, Ganetzky B, Wassarman DA. Death following traumatic brain injury in Drosophila is associated with intestinal barrier dysfunction. Elife. 2015 Mar 5;4:e04790. doi: 10.7554/eLife.04790. PMID: 25742603; PMCID: PMC4377547.

Katzenberger RJ, Loewen CA, Wassarman DR, Petersen AJ, Ganetzky B, Wassarman DA. A Drosophila model of closed head traumatic brain injury. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 29;110(44):E4152-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1316895110. Epub 2013 Oct 14. PMID: 24127584; PMCID: PMC3816429.