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microbiology professor

Steven H. Larsen, American microbiology professor. Achievements include diagnostic test for chlamydial infection by plasmid DNA; characterization of chlamydial genes; discovered mechanism of chemotaxis in bacteria. Recipient Science Research award Bausch and Lomb, 1962, National Science Foundation, 1969; named research associate National Institutes of Health, Washington, 1975.


Larsen, Steven H. was born in Utah, United States. Son of Merlin and Clara Larsen.


Bachelor, Utah State University, 1968. Master of Science, Utah State University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1974.


Postdoctoral fellow Genetics University Wisconsin, Madison, 1974-1975. Research associate Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, 1975-1979. Associate professor Indiana University, Indianapolis, since 1979.

Biotechnology consultant Eli Lilly Company, Indianapolis, 1982-1984. Visiting lecturer Tokushima (Japan) University, 1991.



  • Achievements include diagnostic test for chlamydial infection by plasmid DNA. Characterization of chlamydial genes. Discovered mechanism of chemotaxis in bacteria.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (with others) Molecular Biology of Tumor Viruses, 1981, TRH in Seizure Modulation, 1989. Inventor: Diagnosis of Chlamydia, 1989, Gene Cloning Vector, 1989.


Vol. leader Boy Scouts American, Indiana, since 1981. Member Indiana Business and Modernizatin Technology Corporation, American Society for Microbiology (many offices including president Indiana branch 1985-1986), American Men and Women of Science, Johns Hopkins Surgical Society.


Married Mary Larsen. Children: Jill, Bert, Hans, Jacob, Kimberly.

Merlin Larsen

Clara Petersen

Mary Larsen

Jill Larsen

Bert Larsen

Hans Larsen

Jacob Larsen

Kimberly Larsen