Lauren Long, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics Analyst II

Leverages advanced data analytical, statistical and visualization techniques to investigate microbial community composition using 16S, shotgun metagenomic and metatranscriptomic technologies.

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Farmington, CT

Contact

207-288-6000

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Lauren has extensive experience analyzing large-scale time series hippocampal neurophysiology data. She also has experience leveraging advanced data analytical, statistical and visualization techniques to investigate microbial community composition using 16S, shotgun metagenomic and metatranscriptomic technologies.  She serves as the analytical liaison between collaborators and clients for Microbial Genomic Services at JAX-GM.  Her research focuses on understanding the role of the microbiome in health and disease.  Lauren is interested in the relationship between the microbiome and the brain.  

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Lauren Long education and experience

Education

University of Connecticut, Storrs CT; Department of Psychological Sciences
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. James J. Chrobak
2012 - 2016

University of Connecticut, Storrs CT; Department of Psychological Sciences
M.A.
Advisor: Dr. James J. Chrobak
2010 - 2012

University of Connecticut, Storrs CT
B.A.; Summa Cum Laude
2006 - 2010

Experience

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine; Microbial Genomic Services
Bioinformatics Analyst II
Supervisor: Dr. Mark D. Adams
June 2017 - Present

Milliman Hartford Health Practice
Consulting Healthcare Analyst (Spring Intern)
January 2017 – June 2017

Brown University, Institute for Brain Science
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Wael Asaad
August 2016 – November 2016

University of Connecticut, Storrs CT; Department of Psychological Sciences
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Dr. James J. Chrobak
August 2010 – July 2016

University of Connecticut, Storrs CT; Department of Psychological Sciences
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Dr. James Chrobak
January 2008 – January 2010

University of Connecticut, Storrs CT; Department of Psychological Sciences
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Dr. Inge-Marie Eigsti
August 2008 – January 2009

University of Connecticut, Storrs CT; Department of Psychological Sciences
Undergraduate Paid Research Assistant/Laboratory Manager
Advisor: Dr. James Magnuson
January 2008 – January 2010