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Morgan Langille, PhD

Assistant Professor , Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada

Research field: Biological Sciences - Bioinformatics
Human microbiome, metagenomics, evolution, phylogenetic diversity

Publications

Awards and Grants

  •  May 2012 
    CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow
  •  Mar 2012 
    IHMC 2012 Conference Travel Award
  •  Sep 2008 
    SFU President’s PhD Research Stipend
  •  Jul 2008 
    MBB Travel Fellowship
  •  Sep 2006 
    MSFHR Junior Graduate Studentship Research award
  •  Jul 2005 
    NAS Sackler Colloquium Tapestry of Life Conference Travel Grant
  •  Sep 2004 
    CIHR/MSFHR Strategic Training Program in Bioinformatics Award

Biographical Information

I was raised in a small town in New Brunswick, Canada and completed concurrent Science and Computer Science Bachelor's degrees at University of New Brunswick. My first taste of research was identifying retro-transposed genes in Drosophila melanogaster using bioinformatics. I then moved to Vancouver, BC to complete my PhD in identifying genomic islands in Bacteria and Archaea genomes under the supervision of Dr. Fiona Brinkman. My first post-doc for 2 years was with Dr. Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis working with the iSEEM group to develop better computational methods to analyze metagenomic datasets from the ocean. My second post-doc brought me back to the east coast at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S., Canada working with Dr. Rob Beiko and Dr. Ford Doolittle on the human microbiome. This led to the development of PICRUSt, a bioinformatics method to predict metagenomes from 16S surveys. I am now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University studying human microbial interactions and their impact on health.

CV

Professional Experience


2014 - Present
Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada
May 2011 - Dec 2013
Post doc at Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada
May 2009 - Apr 2011
Post-Doc at UC Davis
Davis, California, United States
Education


Sep 2004 - Apr 2009
Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada
PhD
Sep 1999 - Apr 2004
University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada
BSc (Biology) & BCS

Location

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Halifax, Canada
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