College of Natural Science and Mathematics
Department of Biology and Wildlife
University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks)
Areas of expertise
- Biomedicine and health
Larson focuses on how animals and their parasites cope with environmental changes.
Researches how parasites overwinter and how changes in host physiology influence parasite
overwintering strategies using two animal models: the wood frog, Lithobates sylvaticus
, and the causative agent of swimmer’s itch in Alaska, Trichobilharzia alaskensis
. Expertise in parasitology, overwintering physiology, arts-science pedagogy, amphibians,
swimmer’s itch and freeze tolerance.