Tao Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics and Structural Biology, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Dr. Long is currently an assistant professor researching on how human genetics and gut microbiome affect health and diseases. She obtained her Ph.D. in Physics with Dr. Ned Wingreen and Dr. Bonnie Bassler at Princeton University, studying information processing in bacterial cell-to-cell communication. She continued her postdoctoral training with Dr. Lucy Shapiro at Stanford University, investigating bacterial transcription with genome-wide RNA sequencing. She further extended her computational biology experience as a bioinformatics scientist at Human Longevity Inc., focusing on genotype-phenotype association studies and interactions of the gut microbiome with the human host using statistical inference and machine learning approaches on genomics, metagenomics, and metabolomics data.