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Dr. Heather N. Larson Ph.D.

Physical Sciences 110A
Phone: (812) 941-2267

Personal Websites


From Indianapolis, Indiana.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Minor in Life Science with a focus in Pharmacology
  • Bachelors

    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    • Bachelors of Science, Major in Biochemistry

Professional Interests



Organic Chemistry.

General Chemistry for majors and non-majors.

Physical Sciences for non-majors.

K-12 STEM Education.

Honors Council Member

Student Recruitment and Retention Committee Member

Degree in Four Manager for The School of Natural Sciences

Chemistry Club Faculty Advisor 


Protein structure and function.

Metabolic enzymes.

Food chemistry.

STEM education for preservice teachers.


Journal Articles

  • Larson, H.N., Zhou, J., Chen, Z., Stamler, J.S., Weiner, H., and Hurley, T.D.. (2007). Structural and functional consequences of coenzyme biding to the inactive Asian variant of mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase: roles of residues 475 and 487. J. Biol. Chem., 282 (0), 12940–12950.
  • Larson, H.N., Weiner, H., and Hurley T.D.. (2005). Disruption of the coenzyme binding site and dimer interface revealed in the crystal structure of mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase ‘Asian’ variant. J. Biol. Chem., 280 (0), 12940–12950.

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July 31st, 2024

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August 6th, 2024

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August 14th, 2024

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August 15th, 2024

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