Roxanne Larsen, PhD

Assistant Professor,

Roxanne Larsen

Contact Info

rlarsen@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-6859

Fax 612-625-0204

Office Address:
295J Animal Science Veterinary Medicine Building
1988 Fitch Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Assistant Professor


PhD, Biology, Texas Tech University

MS, Biology, South Dakota State University

BS, Biology, South Dakota State University

Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University

Summary

Dr. Larsen's Research interests include human movement science; gait analysis; biomechanics of locomotion; functional morphology; structure and function of mammals; genetics, evolution, and systematics of mammals. Comparative aspects of locomotion mechanics; scholarship of teaching and learning. Her Teaching interests include Anatomy, Physiology, Neuroanatomy, Radiological Anatomy, Embryology, Microanatomy/Histology, & Biomechanics. 

Awards & Recognition

Certificate in Health Professions Education and Teaching Program – Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development, 2017

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Education and research are integral aspects of my professional life and are components of my long-term career path. I firmly believe that an educator must be aware of and attentive to how learners understand, integrate, and apply information. Not only do I have interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning, I also continue to be involved in basic science research. I have found that my diverse teaching interests (e.g., anatomy, microanatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology) profoundly inform my research, and that my research enhances my abilities to educate. My basic science research has broadly focused on structure and function relationships – sports biomechanics, mammalian genetics and species diversity, as well as molecular mechanisms involved in neurodegeneration. Current and ongoing research projects include studies of: limb mechanics and gaze; mitochondrial dysfunction; and educational interventions (e.g., radiological anatomy, quantifying anatomical variation).

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Physiology, Microanatomy/Histology

Teaching Areas

DVM

Courses

  • CVM 6000 Gopher Orientation and Leadership Experience (GOALE)
  • CVM 6900 Microscopic Anatomy I
  • CVM 6901 Physiology I
  • CVM 6903 Anatomy I
  • CVM 6908 Anatomy II
  • CVM 6936 Microscopic Anatomy II