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Morgan Langille

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dalhousie University
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Research interests

phylogenetic diversityevolutionmetagenomicsHuman microbiome


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.

Co-authors (126)

Publications (5)

  • Taxonomic differences of gut microbiomes drive cellulolytic enzymatic potential within hind-gut fermenting mammals

    • Finlayson-Trick E
    • Getz L
    • Slaine P
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  • The coupling of taxonomy and function in microbiomes

    • Inkpen S
    • Douglas G
    • Brunet T
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  • The impact of exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) on the gut microbiome in Crohn’s disease: A review

    • MacLellan A
    • Connors J
    • Grant S
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  • Discovery of an expanded set of avian leukosis subroup e proviruses in chickens using Vermillion, a novel sequence capture and analysis pipeline

    • Rutherford K
    • Meehan C
    • Langille M
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  • Genomic analysis of a serotype 5 streptococcus pneumoniae outbreak in British Columbia, Canada, 2005-2009

    • Miller R
    • Langille M
    • Montoya V
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Dalhousie University

January 2014 - Present

Post doc

Dalhousie University

May 2011 - December 2013(3 years)


UC Davis

May 2009 - April 2011(2 years)

Education history


Simon Fraser University

September 2004 - April 2009(5 years)

BSc (Biology) & BCS

University of New Brunswick

September 1999 - April 2004(5 years)