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Michael Larson

Research Interests

  • Intravascular extracellular phosphatidylethanolomine, duramycin
  • Hemoglobin, cell-free hemoglobin, hemoglobin-containing microvesicles
  • Advisors: Neil Hogg PhD, Department of Biophysics and Cheryl Hillery MD, Pediatrics BCW


  • BS 2008, Utah State University
    • Major: Applied Physics
  • PhD 2014, Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Biophysics

Research Experience

  • Utah State University, 2007
    • Advisor: Dr. E.W. “Ted” Evans
    • Project: Symbionts Role in Preventing Predation of Aphids by Ladybugs
  • Utah State University, 2008
    • Advisor: Dr. T.C. Shen
    • Project: Auger Electron Spectroscopy of Metal, Insulator, and Semiconductor


  • Larson MC, Luthi MR, Hogg N, Hillery CA.  Calcium-phosphate microprecipitates mimic microparticles when examined with flow cytometry. Cytometry A. 2013 Feb;83(2):242-50.
  • Larson MC, Hillery CA, Hogg N.  Circulating membrane-derived microvesicles in redox biology.  Free Radic Biol Med. 2014 Aug;73:214-28.
  • Larson MC, Woodliff JE, Hillery CA, Kearl TJ, Zhao M.  Phosphatidylethanolamine is externalized at the surface of microparticles.  Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Dec;1821(12):1501-7. 
  • M. Larson;  Zhixin Li;  C. L. Hall;  E. Jensen;  D. M. McAllister;  B. Kalyanaraman; Ming Zhao. Physiological Fluctuation of 99mTc-Sestamibi Uptake in Normal Mammary Glands: A Systematic Investigation in Female Rats. 27 July 2009.

Meeting Abstract

  • MC Larson.  A primer on microparticology and implications for translational biomedical science.  Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association, 9/20/2014, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.


I love the family-friendly environment here in Tosa. It makes going on walks with my wife and 3 kids all the more enjoyable:)
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