Bryan LarsenDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN, USA F1000 Faculty Member (since 11 November 2005)
Since May, 2011 he has been serving as Associate Dean for Biomedical Science at the newly founded medical school at Marian University in Indianapolis Indiana.
Dr Bryan Larsen received his PhD in microbiology from the University of Iowa in 1976.
His research combines study of mechanisms of microbial pathogenicity with an interest in infectious diseases relevant to obstetrics and gynecology.
As a result, his research programs over the last 25 years have included both basic laboratory science and clinical research studies, and have spanned a broad range of topics from endocrine mechanisms of normal flora control, to pharmacokinetics of antimicrobial drugs in pregnancy, to the discovery of immunomodulating substances of microbial origin. He has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings, and has been a visiting professor in China and Germany.
Dr Larsen's research career has led to the publication of over 145 published manuscripts and book chapters as well as a microbiology text. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and numerous pharmaceutical companies and was the recipient of the prestigious Johnson and Johnson Focused Giving Award. In addition Dr Larsen received the 'Faculty Member of the Year' award for Women's Health in 2011. He also serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science and reviews manuscripts for a number of clinical and basic science journals. He previously served as the chairperson of the City-wide Institutional Review Board which provides ethical and scientific review for clinical studies conducted in multiple hospitals in Des Moines.
He served as the Dean for University Research and Biomedical Graduate Studies, Professor of Microbiology, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Des Moines University for the previous 13 years and as Executive Director of the Iowa Center for Translational and Clinical Research (ICTCR) at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines from 2008-2010. He maintains an active research program in addition to teaching and administrative duties. He currently is investigating molecular mechanisms involved in regulation of antimicrobial export from fungal pathogens and genomic and microbiomic aspects of prematurity.
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