Professor Greger Larson

Research Profile

Research Activites

Current Grants

  • Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/L006979/1)
  • Unifying Domestication and Evolutionary Biology through Ancient DNA (UNDEAD)
  • European Research Council (ERC-2013-StG 337574-UNDEAD)           
  • Deciphering dog domestication through a combined ancient DNA and geometric morphometric approach
  • Natural Environment Research Council, UK (NE/K005243/1 and NE/K003259/1)


  • D. Phil., Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Dept. of Zoology, University of Oxford 2006
  • Ph.D. student, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado 2002
  • M. St., World Archaeology, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Oxford 2000
  • BA., Environment, Economics, & Politics, Claremont McKenna College, California 1996


  • Brain Size Does Not Rescue Domestication Syndrome

    Lord, KA, Larson, G, Karlsson, EK
  • Genomic Adaptations and Evolutionary History of the Extinct Scimitar-Toothed Cat, Homotherium latidens

    Barnett, R, Westbury, MV, Sandoval-Velasco, M, Vieira, FG, Jeon, S, Zazula, G, Martin, MD, Ho, SYW, Mather, N, Gopalakrishnan, S, Ramos-Madrigal, J, de Manuel, M
    et al
  • Tracking the Near Eastern origins and European dispersal of the western house mouse

    Cucchi, T, Papayianni, K, Cersoy, S, Aznar-Cormano, L, Zazzo, A, Debruyne, R, Berthon, R, Bălășescu, A, Simmons, A, Valla, F, Hamilakis, Y, Mavridis, F
    et al
  • Origins and genetic legacy of prehistoric dogs

    Bergström, A, Frantz, L, Schmidt, R, Ersmark, E, Lebrasseur, O, Girdland-Flink, L, Lin, AT, Storå, J, Sjögren, K-G, Anthony, D, Antipina, E, Amiri, S
    et al
  • Genomes of Pleistocene Siberian Wolves Uncover Multiple Extinct Wolf Lineages

    Ramos-Madrigal, J, Sinding, M-HS, Carøe, C, Mak, SST, Niemann, J, Samaniego Castruita, JA, Fedorov, S, Kandyba, A, Germonpré, M, Bocherens, H, Feuerborn, TR, Pitulko, VV
    et al

Postgraduate teaching

Course lecturer in Ancient DNA for the MSc in Archaeological Science.