Health Sciences Campus

Larry Dobbs, M.D., Ph.D.

Larry Dobbs

Associate Professor

Department of Pathology
Brody School of Medicine
Brody Building, 7S10
Mail Stop 642
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834

Office: 252-744-5912
Fax: 252-744-1889


Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center
Doctorate: Combined MD/PhD Program, University of Kansas Medical School, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate: Wichita State University, B.S.

Board Certification

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology
American Board of Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Diplomatic National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Interests

Molecular Diagnostics - Primary research interests are in the adaptation of the methods of molecular biology for use in the clinical laboratory, with primary focus on applications in the area of hematopathology.

Representative Publications

  • Huizar I, Malur A, Midgette Y, Kukoly C, Chen P, Ke P, Podial R, Rao A, Wingard C, Dobbs L, Barna B, Kavuru M, & Thomassen M: Novel murine model of chronic granulatomous lung inflammation elicited by carbon nanotubes. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Oct;45(4):858-866.
  • Lu Q, Dobbs LJ, Gregory C, Lanford GW, Revelo MP, Shappell S & Chen YC: Increased expression of delta-catenin/neural plakophilin-related amadillo protein is associated with the down-regulation and redistribution of E-cadherin and p120ctn in human prostate cancer. Human Pathology. 2005 Oct;36(10):1037-48.
  • Lee TK, Johnke RM, Allison RR, O'Brien KP, Dobbs LJ. Radioprotective potential of ginseng. Mutagenesis. 2005 Jul;20(4):237-43.
  • Ahmed  FE, Lysle DT, Dobbs LJ, Jonke RM, Flake G, Stockton P, Folie J, Sinar  D, Naziri W, Kovacs CJ & Allison RR. Improved methods for extracting  RNA from exfoliated human colonocytes in stool. Dig Dis Sci. 2004 Nov-Dec;49(11-12):1889-98.
  • Ahmed FE, Dobbs LJ, Johnke RM, James S, Lysle DT, Flake G, Stockton P, Folie J, Sinar D, Naziri W, Kovacs CJ & Allison RR. Isolation of circulating colon carcinoma cells for reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Anal Biochem. 2004 Sep 15;332(2):394-7.