Professor Ellen W. Larsen

Ellen W. Larsen

Professor Emerita


St. George (downtown)

CSB Appointment


Research Areas

Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology


Ph,D, University of Michigan 1969
B.Sc., University of Michigan 1963

Primary Undergraduate Department

Cell & Systems Biology

Research Description

Development of foliose lichens, self-organization in development and evolution. Mechanisms of environmental effects on the penetrance of mutations.

Contact Information


Mailing Address

Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto
25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5



Heredity and self-organization: partners in the generation and evolution of phenotypes

Malagon N, Larsen E
2015, International review of cell and molecular biology, 315, 153-81, 25708463

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Dispersal analysis of three Peltigera species based on landscape genetics data

Anstett DN, O'Brien H, Larsen EW, McMullin RT, Fortin MJ
2013, Mycology, 4, 187-195, 24605248

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Immediate mobilization after coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention following hemostasis with the AngioSeal vascular closure device (the MOBS study)

Larsen EN, Hansen CB, Thayssen P, Jensen LO
2013, European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology, 24336239

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Developmental constraints and convergent evolution in Drosophila sex comb formation

Atallah J, Liu NH, Dennis P, Hon A, Larsen EW
2009, Evolution & development, 11, 205-18, 19245551

Cell dynamics and developmental bias in the ontogeny of a complex sexually dimorphic trait in Drosophila melanogaster

Atallah J, Liu NH, Dennis P, Hon A, Godt D, Larsen EW
2009, Evolution & development, 11, 191-204, 19245550

Genotype-phenotype mapping developmental biology confronts the toolkit paradox

Atallah J, Larsen E
2009, International review of cell and molecular biology, 278, 119-48, 19815178

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Complex genetic interactions govern the temporal effects of Antennapedia on antenna-to-leg transformations in Drosophila melanogaster

Dworkin I, Lee W, McCloskey F, Larsen E
2007, Journal of genetics, 86, 111-23, 17968139

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The environmental and genetic regulation of obake expressivity: morphogenetic fields as evolvable systems

Atallah J, Dworkin I, Cheung U, Greene A, Ing B, Leung L, Larsen E
2004, Evolution & development, 6, 114-22, 15009124

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PPTGAL, a convenient Gal4 P-element vector for testing expression of enhancer fragments in drosophila

Sharma Y, Cheung U, Larsen EW, Eberl DF
2002, Genesis (New York, N.Y. : 2000), 34, 115-8, 12324963

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