My research is focused on the study of genetic, socio-cultural and environmental factors contributing to infectious disease susceptibility and resistance in Canadian Aboriginal populations. Trained in anthropology, my approach to infectious disease research is multidisciplinary and draws from medical anthropology, immunogenetics, immunology, ancient DNA , geographic information systems, land use studies, history and archaeology to gain new perspectives regarding disease susceptibility and resistance.
For information on Dr. Larcombe's project, Indigenous Histories of Tuberculosis in Manitoba, 1930-1970, click here.
Catlin Semple – MSc Candidate, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba. “Gene Variants and the Innate Immune Pathways in Canadian First Nations Populations.” (September 2014-present)
Committee Member for:
Kathleen McMullin – PhD candidate, University of Saskatchewan (September 2014-present) Cree Tipi Teachings: An Intervention Approach to Addressing Housing and Lung Health in Two First Nations Communities
Kirsten Bruce – M.A. candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba (January 2015- Present) Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes and Access to the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative in Three Remote Yukon First Nations Communities
Kaela Parker – PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba (January 2015- Present)
Completed Graduate Students:
Campbell, Morgan (2013) Palaeogenetics and Palaeopathology in a Northern Canadian Inuit Population Ph.D. Thesis Department of Anthropology University of Manitoba.
Decter, Kate (2013) An anthropological approach to immunogenetic variation in Manitoba First Nation populations: implications for tuberculosis M.A. Thesis Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba.
Boutilier, David (2013) Housing as a social determinant of health in northern Manitoban First Nation Reserves M.A. Thesis Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba.
Committee Member for:
Amy Scott – PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba “Putting stress to the test: a critical evaluation of the biological response and physical manifestation of stress in the human skeleton” (September 2010 -August 2015)
Nichol, Katherine (2015) Investigation of Unmarked Burials at the Indian Residential School Cemeteries in Brandon, Manitoba M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba.
Teichroeb, Kali (2013) Association of killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genes with tuberculosis disease in two Canadian cohorts M.Sc. Thesis Department of Medical Microbiology University of Manitoba.
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Room 543 - 745 Bannatyne Avenue,
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9, Canada
Phone: 204 977-5609
Fax: 204 789-3926