Welcome to the Long lab

studying chromatin regulation and RNA biology

in stem cell and heart development 

Research interests

RNA biology


stem cell



Funding source

Lab news

Jan 2, 2023 Jiahui (Hazel) Zhao, a 1st year BCMB PhD student, starts her rotation in our lab. Welcome, Hazel!

Oct 8, 2023 We received a grant from the Tri-Institutional Stem Cell Initiative (Tri-SCI) together with Dr. Eric Lai's lab at Sloan Kettering Institute.

Sep 18, 2023 Alex Earsley starts his lab rotation in our lab. Alex is a 1st year BCMB PhD student. Welcome, Alex!

Aug 28, 2023 Dr. Jeff Abrams (MD, PhD) joins our lab. Jeff is a cardiology fellow at Weill Cornell and the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Welcome, Jeff!

Apr 27, 2023 Viggy wins 1st Place Poster Presentation Award at the 42nd Annual Vincent du Vigneaud Memorial Research Symposium. Congratulations , Viggy!

Apr 20, 2023 Sandy completed her ACE exam and advanced to become a PhD candidate. Congrats!

Jan 18, 2023 Viggy starts her rotation in our lab. Viggy is a first-year PhD student of our BCMB program. Welcome, Viggy!

Dec 5, 2022 Liming Chen joins the lab as the lab's first postdoctoral researcher. Welcome, Liming!

Sep 9, 2022 Tom Cech visits us! Tom is Yicheng's postdoc mentor and a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.

July 18, 2022 Sandy joins our lab as the lab's first graduate student! Sandy is from the BCMB allied PhD program (joined between Weill Cornell and Sloan Kettering). Welcome, Sandy!

Jun 20, 2022 We welcome Kristin, a freshman from Cornell University, for summer research. 

Jun 9, 2022 We welcome Rox and Cy, two 2nd year medical students from University of Montreal, for summer research. Their research is supported by the competitive Mitacs Globalink Research Award!

Apr 1, 2022 We welcome BCMB PhD student Sandy Rajkumar for a lab rotation! The lab went out for lunch with Dr. Michael Harrison's lab.

Mar 24, 2022 Yicheng received the AHA Career Development Award.

Oct 4, 2021 John Cohen joined our lab as a Research Technician. We are a group of three now!

Oct 1, 2021 Christian Much joined our lab as a Research Associate. Christian is the founding member of our lab!

Aug 19, 2021 Our -80 freezer (shared with Michael Harrison lab) and the AKTA FPLC chromatography system have arrived!

Aug 1, 2021 The Long lab officially opens for business!

We are located at the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Department of Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College.