Roxanne Larsen, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Roxanne Larsen


Office Address

295J Animal Science Veterinary Medicine Building
1988 Fitch Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States


Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


PhD, Biology, Texas Tech University


MS, Biology, South Dakota State University

BS, Biology, South Dakota State University


Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University

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Education and research are integral to my professional life. I conduct research in the scholarship of teaching and learning and the basic sciences. My basic science research is focused on bats in North and South America, as well as protein misfolding involved in neurodegeneration.

Awards & recognition

  • UMN Office of Academic Clinical Affairs Academy for Excellence in Team Science, 2022
  • UMN College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Excellence in Course Coordinator Award, 2022
  • American Association for Anatomy Innovations Program Award - Global Neuroanatomy Network, 2021
  • UMN CVM Innovative Teacher Award, 2020
  • UMN CVM Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award, 2019
  • UMN CVM Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Outstanding Veterinary Teacher Award, 2019
  • American Association for Anatomy Visiting Scholarship, 2019
  • Duke Academy of Health Professions Education and Academic Development Certificate, 2017


Research Summary

My research focuses on species diversity, reservoirs of disease, and disease surveillance in mammals (including rodents and bats). Additionally, I collaborate on research projects related to neurodegenerative disorders (including Alzheimer’s disease in humans, and Chronic Wasting Disease in cervids).



One Health and Interdisciplinary Education, Applied and Clinical Anatomy

Teaching areas

  • DVM


  • CVM 6008: Integrated Biochemistry & Physiology
  • CVM 6900: Microscopic Anatomy I
  • CVM 6901: Physiology I
  • CVM 6903: Anatomy I (Carnivore Anatomy)
  • CVM 6908: Anatomy II (Ungulate Anatomy)
  • 1Health Better Together


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