Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Biochemistry
Weill Cornell Medical College
Postdoc, University of Colorado Boulder, Tom Cech lab
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Jane Jackman lab
BS in Biological Sciences, Tsinghua University
Christian is an ambitious researcher who loves anything from RNA to chromatin to stem cells. For his scientific endeavors, he has traveled the world quite a bit: He graduated from the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany, completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the EMBL Rome in Italy, and then went on for his postdoc research in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Boulder, Colorado.
PhD student (BCMB)
Sandy earned her bachelor's degree in Biotechnology in India and then moved to the US to pursue her master's degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She then went to work in the labs of Dr. Tom Maniatis at Columbia University and Dr. Daniele Canzio at UCSF. In both labs, Sandy studied the molecular regulation of clustered protocadherins in neural cell-surface identity using mouse models. It was during this time that Sandy developed an interest in further exploring research pertaining to RNA regulation within a defined chromatin environment. She then joined the BCMB PhD program in late 2020 and joined our lab in the summer of 2022.
John graduated from Cornell University in May 2021 and joined the lab in Oct 2021. John is in charge of the baculoviral production of recombinant protein complexes and downstream biochemical approaches. Outside the lab, John loves climbing and running.
Liming is a passionate postdoctoral researcher with particular research interests in developing gene editing tools and studying long noncoding RNA functions. Liming had a mixed background in molecular biology, genetics, and pharmacology/toxicology. He earned his B.S. degree at the Ocean University of China with a major in Medicine. He then came to the US to pursue higher education. Majoring in pharmacology/toxicology, he earned his M.S. degree at St.John’s University and his Ph.D. degree at UCONN. After that, he had a two-year postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, where he found a research interest in gene editing and iPSC differentiation. Liming joined the lab in December 2022, and he will be in charge of developing CRIPSR-based tools in the study of genetic regulation by long noncoding RNAs.
Outside the lab, Liming likes building computers and photographing.
Roxanne is a passionate medical student from University of Montreal (cohort 2020-2025) who joined the Long Lab in the summer of 2022. She is working on multiple projects including one involving proteins in the PRC2 complex. Her general interests align with internal medicine and cardiology.
Cyril is a driven medical student interested in cardiology and internal medicine from University of Montreal (cohort 2020-2025); he joined the Lab back in June 2022 and has been working on the PRC2 complex amongst other projects.