Dr. Jason Askvig

Assistant Professor, Biology Biology, Neuroscience

Jason Askvig (B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of North Dakota) joined the faculty at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, in 2013 as an assistant professor.

Askvig teaches several biology classes and engages students in undergraduate research in inquiry- and discovery-based labs in an introductory Cell Biology course. He also supervises students in his laboratory on research projects that include the investigation of the role that cell-to-cell communication plays in promoting neuron survival following injury. Askvig has maintained an active collaboration with researchers at the University of North Dakota, which has proved fruitful for the undergraduate students working in Askvig’s lab. Read more on Askvig’s research.

Askvig is actively involved in issues promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM at Concordia. He attended the Broadening Participation Institute hosted by Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in January 2017 and is a co-PI on an NSF-S-STEM awarded to Concordia to provide scholarships, guided career-driven mentoring, and research and internship opportunities for students in STEM.

Publications:

Askvig, JM, Watt JA. Interstellate. 2016. (Dual label fluorescence image published)   

Askvig JM, Leiphon LJ, and Watt JA. (2015) “The MAPK and PI3K Mediate CNTF-Induced Neuronal Survival and Process Outgrowth in Hypothalamic Organotypic Cultures.” Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling. 9: 217-231.

Askvig JM, Lo DY, Sudbeck AW, Behm KE, Leiphon LJ, and Watt JA. (2013) “Inhibition of the Jak-STAT pathway prevents CNTF-mediated survival of axotomized oxytocinergic magnocellular neurons in organotypic cultures of the rat supraoptic nucleus.” Experimental Neurology. 240: 75-87.

Askvig JM, Leiphon LJ, and Watt JA. (2012) “Neuronal activity and axonal sprouting differentially regulate CNTF and CNTF receptor complex in the rat supraoptic nucleus.” Experimental Neurology. 233(1): 243-52. Accepted with no revisions.

Poster Presentations:

Talia Dalzell, Sara Whiteman, Marissa Andersen, Molly Pignato, Nadia Toumeh, Erik Bye, Phil Kuball, Gus McCarthy, Shelby Rolfhus, and Jason Askvig (2017). Injury- and age-dependent increases in Thy-1 in the rat supraoptic nucleus. American Society of Cell Biology National Meeting, Philadelphia.

Talia Dalzell, Molly Pignato, Nadia Toumeh, Erik Bye, Phil Kuball, Gus McCarthy, Shelby Rolfhus, and Jason Askvig (2017). Increase in the protein levels of an anti-sprouting factor, Thy-1, with age in the supraoptic nucleus: implications for a role in collateral axonal sprouting. NCUR, University of Memphis.

Erik Bye, Phil Kuball, Gus McCarthy, Shelby Rolfhus, and Jason Askvig (2016). Increase in the protein levels of an anti-sprouting factor, Thy-1, with age in the supraoptic nucleus: implications for a role in collateral axonal sprouting. NCUR, Asheville, NC.

Ali Al Saegh, Erik Bye, Phil Kuball, Gus McCarthy, Shelby Rolfhus, and Jason Askvig (2016). Increase in the protein levels of an anti-sprouting factor, Thy-1, with age in the supraoptic nucleus: implications for a role in collateral axonal sprouting. Sigma Zeta National Meeting.

Gus McCarthy, Erik Bye, Phil Kuball, Shelby Rolfhus, and Jason Askvig (2015). Increase in the protein levels of an anti-sprouting factor, Thy-1, with age in the supraoptic nucleus: implications for a role in collateral axonal sprouting. Society for Neuroscience International Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Phil Kuball and Gus McCarthy, Shelby Rolfhus, and Jason Askvig. (2014). Protein Levels of Cell Adhesion Molecules in the Supraoptic Nucleus of 1- and 4-Month-Old Rats: Implications for a Role in Axonal Sprouting? Midbrains, Bethel College, St. Paul.

 

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Dr. Jason Askvig

Assistant Professor, Biology ISC – 215