Lyndon L. Larcom


Contact Information

Phone: 864 656-5308
FAX: 864 656-0435


  • Ph.D. Biophysics, University of Pittsburgh 1968
  • M.S. Biophysics, University of Pittsburgh 1968
  • B.S. Pysics, Carnegie-Mellon University 1962

Research Interests

  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Virology

Selected Publications

  • God, J., P. Tate and L. Larcom "Anticancer Effects of Four Varieties of Muscadine Grape" J. Medicinal Food. In Press 2006.
  • Tate, P., A. Stanner, K. Shields, S. Smith and L. Larcom "Blackberry Extracts Inhibit UV-Induced Mutagenesis in Salmonella typhimurium TA100" Nutrition Research 26, 100-104, 2006.
  • Tate, P., J. God, R. Bibb, Q. Lu and L. Larcom "Inhibition of Metalloproteinase Activity by Fruit Extracts" Cancer Letters 212, 153-158, 2004.
  • Smith, S.H., P. Tate, G. Huang, J.B. Magee, K.M. Meepagala, D.E. Wedge and L. Larcom "Anti-Mutagenic Activity of Berry Extracts" J. Medicinal Food 7, 450-455, 2004.
  • Lu, Q., K.O. Freedman, R. Rao, G. Huang, J. Lee, L. Larcom, A.M. Rao and P.C. Ke "Diffusion of Carbon Nanotubes with Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy" J. Applied Physics 96, 6772-6775, 2004.
  • Lu, Q., J.M. Moore, G. Huang, A.S. Mount, L. Larcom and P.C. Ke "RNA Polymer Translocation with Single-Walled Nanotubes" Nano Letters 4, 2473-2477, 2004.
  • Bartlett, M., G. Huang, L. Larcom and H. Jiang "Measurement of Particle Size Distribution in Mammalian Cells In Vitro By Use of Polarized Light Spectroscopy" Applied Optics 43, 1296-1306, 2004.
  • Gu, X., Q. Zhang, L. Larcom and H. Jiang "Three Dimensional Bioluminescence Tomography with Model-Based Reconstruction" Optics Express 12, 2996-4000, 2004.
  • Tate, P., A. Kuzmar, S.W. Smith, D.E. Wedge, and L. Larcom. "Comparative Effects of Eight Varieties of Blackberry on Mutagenesis" Nutrition Research 23, 991-997, 2003.
  • Wedge, D.E., K. Meepagala, J.B. Magee, S.H. Smith, G. Huang and L. Larcom. "Anticarcinogenic Activity of Strawberry, Blueberry and Raspberry Extracts on Breast and Cervical Cancer Cells" J. Medicinal Food 4, 49-51, 2001.

Recent Courses

  • PHYS 208 - Introductory Physics
  • PHYS 455/456/H456 - Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 417 - Intro to Biophysics
  • PHYS 465/H465 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • PHYS 355 - Modern Physics
  • MICRO 416 - Intro Virology
  • MICRO 417 - Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer and Aging
  • MICRO 804 - Current Topics in Microbiology

Graduate Students

  • J. God, Ph.D. Microbiology
  • K. Romero, Ph.D. Microbiology
  • C. Jones, M.S. Microbiology

Professional Affiliations

  • Biophysical Society
  • American Society for Photobiology
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Sigma Xi
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science