Erik Larson received a B.S. degree in molecular biology from the University of Oregon, USA, in 1994, an M.S. degree from the University of North Dakota, USA, and a Ph.D. degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, in 2001, from Indiana University, Bloomington. He completed postdoctoral research at Department of Immunology, University of Washington School of Medicine, where he studied the involvements of DNA repair factors in the diversification of immunoglobulin genes. Larson currently serves as an Associate Professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at Illinois State University. His research seeks to understand mechanisms of mutagenesis and genome instability. His specific areas of interest include quadruplex DNA, DNA repair, and DNA rearrangements. His research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.
Biography Updated on 12 May 2013