Niels Larsen

Dr. Larsen has his PhD in Life Sciences from Aarhus University and his Cand.Scient. in Experimental Biology with a major in molecular biology from Odense University, both Denmark.

Dr. Larsen has been with Ross University School of Medicine since 2002, where he teaches medical genetics. Immediately before coming to Ross, Dr. Larsen was an assistant professor at the Department of Medical Genetics, Copenhagen University, Denmark where duties included both teaching medical genetics and research. Earlier, Dr. Larsen has been a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and at the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, and prior to that, he was a research associate at the National Institute of Animal Science, Foulum, Denmark.

Throughout his career at Ross University, Dr. Larsen has actively participated in a number of committees. He is currently chair of the Student Promotions Committee, member of EARS, and under the Faculty Senate, chair of the Faculty Medical Charity.

Dr. Larsen is a member of the European Society of Human Genetics, of the Association of Biochemistry Educators and of the Association of Professors in Human and Medical Genetics.

Besides teaching, Dr. Larsen enjoys birdwatching, diving, and photography.


Selected Publications:
Larsen, N.J., M. Heegaard, and B. Jno Baptiste (2005)
Recent bird observations from Dominica, West Indies. The Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 18:52-53

Olesen, C., N.J. Larsen, A.G. Byskov, T.L. Harboe, and N. Tommerup (2001)
Human FATE is a novel X-linked gene expressed in fetal and adult testis. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 184:25-32

Kim, K.S., N. J. Larsen, and M. F. Rothschild (2000)
Rapid Communication: Linkage and physical mapping of the porcine melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene. Journal of Animal Science 78:791-792

Kim, K.-S., N.J. Larsen, T. Short, G. Plastow and M.F. Rothschild (2000)
A missense variant of the porcine Melanocortin-4 Receptor (MC4R) gene is associated with fatness, growth, and feed intake traits. Mammalian Genome 11:131-135

Kelly, K. A., N. J. Larsen, S. Marklund, and M. F. Rothschild (1999)
Comparative mapping of two tumor suppressor genes in swine: breast cancer tumor susceptibility gene (BRCA1) and deleted in pancreatic cancer (DPC4/SMADH4). Animal Biotechnology 10(1-2):81-85

Bertani, G.R., Larsen, N.J., Marklund, S., Hu, Z.L. and Rothschild, M.F. (1999)
Rapid Communication: Mapping of the Titin (TTN) Gene to Pig Chromosome 15. Journal of Animal Science 77(10):2857-2858

Larsen, N.J., Hayes, H., Bishop, M.D., Davis, S.K., Taylor, J. and Kirkpatrick, B.W. (1999)
A comparative linkage and physical map of bovine chromosome 24 with human chromosome 18. Mammalian Genom 10:482-487

Larsen, N.J., S. Marklund, K.A. Kelly, M. Malek, C.K. Tuggle, M. Yerle, and M.F. Rothschild. (1999)
New insights into porcine-human synteny conservation. Mammalian Genome 10:488-491.

Seifert, J.N., Larsen, N.J., Marklund, S., Hu, Z.L., Rohrer, G.A., and Rothschild, M.F. (1999)
Rapid Communication: Genetic linkage and physical mapping of the porcine androgen receptor (AR) gene. Journal of Animal Science 77:785-786