14 February 2014

Joanna Long joins laboratory leadership

Dr. Joanna Long has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director and co-Principal Investigator of the MagLab.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Joanna Long has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director and co-Principal Investigator of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab).

Joanna LongLong inspects a probe in front of the 750 MHz superconducting magnet at AMRIS."Dr. Long has performed exceptionally as head of the MagLab’s Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy user facility and has been a driving force in the development of new chemistry and biology initiatives for the lab,” said MagLab Director Greg Boebinger.

Long received her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for her work on applying solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniques to the study of peptide and lipid structure and dynamics. She then did postdoctoral research at the University of Washington studying protein structure and dynamics at mineral and polymer interfaces for tissue engineering applications. Long joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2002 and is currently an associate professor in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Headquartered near Florida State University in Tallahassee, the MagLab also includes sites at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and the University of Florida in Gainesville. In this new role, Long will represent the lab’s UF location and be involved in the highest levels of decision-making and strategic planning at the lab.

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the world’s largest and highest-powered magnet facility. Located at Florida State University, the University of Florida and Los Alamos National Laboratory, the interdisciplinary National MagLab hosts scientists from around the world to perform basic research in high magnetic fields, advancing our understanding of materials, energy and life. The lab is funded by the National Science Foundation (DMR-1157490) and the state of Florida. For more information, visit us online at nationalmaglab.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest at NationalMagLab.