Patrick Larkin

Adjunct LecturerLarkin, Patrick 02-06-15

Large Animal Clinical Sciences
P.O. Box 100136
Gainesville, FL 32610-0126
FAX: 352-392-8289


  • Post-Doctoral Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2000-2003
  • PhD, Interdisciplinary Program, Department of Neuroscience, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2000
  • BS, Psychology, Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Online education excellence award, University of Florida, (2015)
  • Invited reviewer to the 3rd edition biology textbook “What is Life: A guide to Biology (2013)
  • Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Award. United States Environmental Protection Agency.    Application of Microarray Technology to Advance Ecotoxicology Research with Small-Fish Models. S11ER0032
  • Provost’s Award in Recognition of Teaching and Learning Excellence, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL, 2010

Research Interests

  • Examining the impacts of anthropogenic chemical at the molecular level in a variety of species including fish (sheepshead minnows, fathead minnows, and largemouth bass) , invertebrates (grass shrimp and blue crabs), and dolphins
  • Developing molecular diagnostics for the seafood industry that can be used to distinguish high value seafood items (i.e. grouper) from commonly substituted lower value fish like tilapia

Recent Publications

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