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Tao Long

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
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Recent publications

  • The fecal metabolome as a functional readout of the gut microbiome

    • Zierer J
    • Jackson M
    • Kastenmüller G
    • et al.
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  • Fast and accurate HLA typing from short-read next-generation sequence data with xHLA

    • Xie C
    • Yeo Z
    • Wong M
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Burnham Institute for Medical Research

October 2016 - Present

Bioinformatics Scientist

Human Longevity Inc

September 2014 - October 2016(2 years)


Developmental Biology

Stanford University

January 2010 - June 2014(4 years)


Princeton University

September 2004 - December 2009(5 years)


Peking University

September 2000 - June 2004(4 years)


Dr. Long 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. She is currently an assistant professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute bioinformatics and structural biology program. Her lab is focusing on designing and implementing algorithms for integrating microbiome, metabolome, and transcriptome data to study gut microbiome and host interaction in cancer.

Co-authors (138)