Dr. Jason Petersen - Research Scientist - Genetics Research Team
Skip to Content
Alert IconEveryone, age 12 and older, is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit our vaccination resources for more information.  Masks are required for patients, visitors and vendors to enter our facilities.
Jason Peterson

Jason Peterson, PhD

Office Information

About Me


San Lucas FA, Allenson K, Bernard V, Castillo J, Kim DU, Ellis K, Ehli EA, Davies GE, Petersen JL, Wolff R, Katz M, Varadhachary G, Wistuba I, Maitra A, Alvarez H. Minimally invasive genomic and transcriptomic profiling of visceral cancers by next-generation sequencing of circulating exosomes. Ann Oncol. 2015 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] Read the full article.

Petersen JL, Ronan PJ. Critical role of 7,8-didemethyl-8-hydroxy-5-deazariboflavin for photoreactivation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J Biol Chem. 2010;285(42):32467-32475. Read the free article.

Jin N, Chow CY, Liu L, Zolov SN, Bronson R, Davisson M, Petersen JL, Zhang Y, Park S, Duex JE, Goldowitz D, Meisler MH, Weisman LS. VAC14 nucleates a protein complex essential for the acute interconversion of PI3P and PI(3,5)P(2) in yeast and mouse. EMBO J. 2008;27(24):3221-3234. Read the free article.

Ashour A-K, Petersen JL, McIlhaney MM, Vose JM, Solheim JC. Effect of linkage of transduction domain sequences to a lymphoma idiotype DNA vaccine on vaccine effectiveness. Hybridoma. 2006;25(5):306-308. Read the abstract.

Petersen JL, Hickman-Miller HD, McIlhaney MM, Vargas SE, Purcell AW, Hildebrand WH, Solheim JC. A charged amino acid residue in the transmembrane/cytoplasmic region of tapasin influences MHC class I assembly and maturation. J Immunol. 2005;174(2):962-969. Read the free article.

Morris CR, Reber AJ, Petersen JL, Vargas SE, Solheim JC. Association of intracellular proteins with folded major histocompatibility complex class I molecules. Immunol Res. 2004;30(2):171-179. Read the abstract.

Petersen JL, Turnquist HR, Vargas SE, McIlhaney MM, Bedows E, Mayer WE, Grandea III AG, Van Kaer L, Solheim JC. The immunoglobulin-like domain of tapasin influences intermolecular interactions. J Immunol. 2004;172(5):2976-2984. Read the free article.

Petersen JL, Morris CR, Solheim JC. Virus evasion of MHC class I molecule presentation. J Immunol. 2003;171(9):4473-8. Read the free article.

Cenkci B, Petersen JL, Small GD. REX1, a novel gene required for DNA repair. J Biol Chem. 2003;278(25):22574-7. Read the free article.

Morris CR, Petersen JL, Vargas SE, Turnquist HR, McIlhaney MM, Sanderson SD, Bruder JT, Yu YY, Burgert HG, Solheim JC. The amyloid precursor-like protein 2 and the adenoviral E3/19K protein both bind to a conformational site on H-2Kd and regulate H-2Kd expression. J Biol Chem. 2003;278(15):12618-23. Read the free article.

Petersen JL, Small GD. A gene required for the novel activation of a class II DNA photolyase in Chlamydomonas. Nucleic Acids Res. 2001;29:4472-4481. Read the free article.

Petersen JL, Lang DW, Small GD. Cloning and characterization of a class II DNA photolyase from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Mol Biol. 1999;40:1063-1071.-32. Read the abstract.

Personal Interests

Dr. Petersen is interested in identifying the underlying genetic causes of defects in repairing DNA damage caused by ultraviolet light.



Bethel University, B.S. in Biology

University of South Dakota, PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

Non-Avera web sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) linked to from this Web page, including any blogs or other personal, networking or social media Web sites, are not affiliated with, nor endorsed by any Avera facility. Opinions, views, and comments posted on these Web sites are not Avera's.  Avera assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed on these sites. The opinions of those posting comments, views or opinions on these sites do not necessarily state or reflect those of Avera and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Live Better. Live Balanced. Avera.

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

© 2021 Avera Health, Sioux Falls, SD. All Rights Reserved.