Bart Larsen grew up near St. Paul, Minnesota before moving to Portland, OR to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Lewis and Clark College. Bart then completed a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. As a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Beatriz Luna, he studied how the human brain develops during adolescence. Bart's research interests are centered around applying multimodal neuroimaging, behavioural testing, and advanced analytics to understand how neurobiological mechanisms interact with the environment to shape the adolescent brain.
Outside the lab, Bart is a craft beer enthusiast, enjoyer of the outdoors, and fan of strategy games.