Peter Larsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Peter Larsen

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-1694

Fax 612-625-5203

Office Address:
300B Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

PhD, Texas Tech University

MS, Texas Tech University

BS, South Dakota State University



Genomics, Evolutionary Biology, One Health, Bioinformatics

Awards & Recognition

  • Duke University Postdoctoral Award for Professional Development
  • American Society of Mammalogists Fellowship in Mammalogy


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Larsen is evolutionary biologist and his research is highly interdisciplinary. Broadly, his team utilizes innovative genomic approaches (e.g., transcriptomics, metagenomics, and genome sequencing) to advance research in the areas of Evolutionary Medicine and One Health. Current projects in the Larsen lab include: epigenetics of stress in dairy cattle, origin of mitochondrial dysfunction associated with neurodegenerative disease, and the discovery and surveillance of emerging zoonoses in small mammals. 



Teaching Areas

DVM, Graduate, and Undergraduate

Community Engagement

Current outreach efforts focus on international capacity building in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics.