Patrick M Larkin

Patrick M Larkin


Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 281-0323
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Online education excellence award
2015 · University of Florida
Invited reviewer
2013 · 3rd edition biology textbook “What is Life: A guide to Biology
Provost’s Award in Recognition of Teaching and Learning Excellence
2010 · Santa Fe College

Research Profile

— 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


Post-Doctoral Associate
2000-2003 · University of Florida
Doctor of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Program, Department of Neuroscience, McKnight Brain Institute
2000 · University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Biology
1996 · University of Central Florida

Contact Details

(352) 281-0323

University of Florida


As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.



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