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Joanne C. Long 


  • Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Glasgow, July 1998
  • B.Sc. (Honors) Applied Biological Sciences, University of the West of England, July 1993
Work History
  • 2009 – Present: Co-founder at IO Rodeo Inc
  • 2007 – 2009: Lab, Science and Technology Administrative Coordinator, Windward School, Los Angeles
  • 2004 – 2007: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 2001 – 2004: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute
  • 1998 – 2001: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, NASA Specialized Center of Research & Training (NSCORT) in Plant Gravitational Biology and Genomics at North Carolina State University
  • 1997 – 1998: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Yale University, Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry
    1. Long, J.C. and Merchant, S. (2008) Photo-oxidative stress impacts the expression of genes encoding iron metabolism components in Chlamydomonas. Photochemistry and Photobiology 84(6): 1395-1403.
    2. Long, J.C., Sommer, F.S., Allen, M. D., Lu, S.F. and Merchant, S. (2008) Two ferritin complexes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplasts are regulated by iron. Genetics 179(1):137-147.
    3. Merchant et al. (2007) The evolution of key animal and plant functions is revealed by analysis of the Chlamydomonas genome. Science 318: 245-250.
    4. Merchant, S., Allen, M.D., Kropat, J., Moseley, J.L., Long, J.C., Tottey, S., Terauchi, A.M. (2006) Between a rock and a hard place: trace element nutrition in Chlamydomonas. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1763:578-594.
    5. Erlitzki., R., Long, J.C., and Theil, E.C. (2002) Multiple, conserved iron-responsive elements in the 3’-untranslated region of transferrin receptor mRNA enhance binding of iron regulatory protein 2. Journal of Biological Chemistry 277:42579-87.
    6. Long, J.C., Zhao, W., Rashotte, A., Muday, G. and Huber, S.C. (2002) Gravity-stimulated changes in auxin and invertase gene expression in maize pulvinal cells. Plant Physiology 128:591-602.
    7. Jenkins, G.I., Long, J.C., Wade, H.K., Shenton, M.R. and Bibikova, T.N. (2001) UV and blue light signaling: pathways regulating chalcone synthase gene expression in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist 151: 121-131.
    8. Baum, G., Long, J.C., Jenkins, G.I., and Trewavas, A. (1999) Stimulation of the blue light phototropic receptor NPH1 causes a transient increase in cytosolic calcium. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 96:(23) 13554-13559.
    9. Long, J.C. and Jenkins, G.I. (1998) Involvement of plasma membrane redox activity and calcium homeostasis in the UV-A/blue and UV-B light induction of gene expression in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 10: 2077-2086.
    10. Jenkins, G.I., Christie J.M., Fuglevand G., Long, J.C. and Jackson J.A. (1995) Plant responses to UV and blue light: Biochemical and genetic approaches. Plant Science 112:(2) 117-138.