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About Brett A. Larson (Retired)

Brett A. Larson is a retired professor in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University. He joined Georgia Southern in 1991.


2002 - May 2022 Professor, Georgia Southern University College of Science and Mathematics
2002 - 2022 Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University
1995 - 2001 Associate Professor, Armstrong Atlantic State University
1991 - 1995 Assistant Professor, Armstrong State College

Curriculum Vitae



1999 AASU Faculty Research Grant
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Role: Co-PI
1998 University System of Georgia Teaching and Learning Technology
University System of Georgia
1997 Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Grant
National Science Foundation
Role: Co-PI
1984 - 1986 N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow
National Research Service Award Fellowships
1983 - 1984 N.I.H. Postdoctoral Training Grant Recipient, Cancer Research
National Institutes of Health
1980 - 1981 Sigma Xi Grant
The Scientific Research Society
1979 - 1980 Genetics Training Grant
University of Oregon
1978 University of Oregon Biology Department Grant
University of Oregon
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2003 Participant, USG Regent's Summer Faculty Institute, Peru
2001 Participant, America's Council Summer Faculty Institute, Cuba
1997 Participant, Regents Faculty Development Seminar, South Africa & Zimbabwe
1993 Invited Participate, Workshop on Control of Growth in Fish, University of Hawaii
1991 Invited Chair, Annual Meeting of the International Society of Zoologists
1988 Invited Chair, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Zoologists
1974 Member, Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Society
Member, American Association of University Professors
Member, Association of Southeastern Biologists
Member, Georgia Academy of Science
Member, International Society of Neuroendocrinology
Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Member, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
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Honors and Awards

  • One of the Most Inspiring and Supportive Faculty/Staff Members of AASU Era, Armstrong Alumni (2017)
  • Didactic Faculty Member of the Year, South University Physician Assistant Class (2008)
  • Kristina Brockmeier Faculty Teaching and Service Award, Armstrong State College (1994)
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Annual Meeting of the Comparative Endocrinology Division of the American Society of Zoologists (1980)
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Georgia (1977)
  • Regents Scholarship, University of Georgia (1976-77)
  • Honors Program, University of Georgia (1974-77)
  • Danforth Leadership Training Scholarship, Auburn University (1974)


  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2081)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (BIOL 2081L)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 2082)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (BIOL 2082L)
  • Principles of Modern Biology (BIOL 2500)
  • Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology (BIOL 2400)
  • Cell Biology (BIOL 3000)
  • Endocrinology (BIOL 4220)
  • Tropical Field Biology (BIOL 4750)
  • Medical Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Biology II (BIO 102)
  • Cellular Physiology (BIO 410)
  • Survey of the Animal Kingdom (ZOO 204)
  • Cell Structure and Function (BIOL 370)
  • General Biology I and Lab (BIOL 151)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab (BIOL 272)


1977 - 1983 Ph.D., University of Oregon ‐ Biology
1974 - 1977 B.S., University of Georgia ‐ Biology
1973 - 1974 Auburn University ‐ marine biology

Contact Information

Biology Department
Georgia Southern University
Armstrong Campus
11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419

(912) 344-3086


Publications (17)

Abstracts (10)