Bryan Larsen serves as the Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Larsen received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Iowa, Iowa, USA, in 1976. His research combined 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 30 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. His current research focuses on the interaction of the human genome with the microbiome in relation to premature birth. He has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings and has been a Visiting Professor in China and Germany and served as the Chairperson of the Des Moines Hospitals Joint IRB and he serves on several editorial panels including the Faculty of 1000 Medicine.
Biography Updated on 28 May 2011