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Randy Larsen

Randy Larsen

Chair and Professor, Chemistry, University of South Florida

Phone: (813) 974-4129

Fax: (813) 974-3203

4202 E. Fowler Avenue
CHE 205A
Tampa, FL 33620-5250



Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1990

Research Interests:


Biophysical chemistry, protein structure/function, time-resolved optical spectroscopy. We are interested in time-resolved conformational changes and thermodynamics associated with ligand binding to heme proteins, biological electron transfer, protein folding and bacterial signal transduction. Dr. Larsen utilizes both traditional time resolved optical spectroscopies (nanosecond transient absorption/fluorescence) together with novel photothermal methods (photoacoustic calorimetry and photothermal beam deflection).