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Department of Biology
1530 S. Martin Luther King Blvd
211 Jones Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Associate Professor

Office Location: 4046 Journalism Bldg
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307
Office Phone:
(850) 561-2812
e-mail address:
Lab Website:
MAME Lab @ Florida A&M University


Ph.D.- Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
Postdoctoral Research:Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego 


•    BSC1005 Biological Science (non majors)
•    BSC1005L  Biological Science Lab (non majors)
•    BSC1010 General Biology I
•    BSC1010L General Biology Lab
•    MCB3005C Introductory Microbiology (non majors)
•    MCB3020C Microbiology
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Microbial Oceanography, Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Microbial Chemical Ecology, Waterborne Pathogens

SELECT PUBLICATIONS: (Bold text indicates my students and myself)

Pinckney JP, Hagenbuch IM, Long RA, Lovell CR. 2013. Sublethal effects of the antibiotic tylosin on estuarine benthic microalgal communities. Marine Pollution Bulletin DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.01.006.

Graff JR, Forschner-Dancause SR, Menden-Deuer S, Long RA, Rowley DC. 2013. Vibrio cholerae exploits sub-lethal concentrations of a competitor-produced antibiotic to avoid toxic interactions.  Frontiers in Microbiology 4: 8 DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00008.

Long RA, Eveillard D, Franco SLM, Pinckney JL. 2013. Antagonistic interactions between heterotrophic bacteria as potential regulators of community structure of hypersaline microbial mats. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 83:74-81.DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01457.x

Franco SLM, Swenson GJ, Long RA. 2012. Year round patchiness of Vibrio vulnificus in a temperate Texas bay. Journal of Applied Microbiology 112:593-604. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2011.05229.x

Swenson GJ, Stochastic J, Bolander FF, Long RA. 2012. Acid stress response in environmental and clinical strains of enteric bacteria. Frontiers in Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s11515-012-1191-5.

Luo H, Zhang H, Long RA, Benner R. 2011. Depth distributions of alkaline phosphatase and phosphonate utilization genes in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 62: 61-69.DOI:10.3354/ame01458

Luo H, Benner R, Long RA, Hu J. 2009. Subcellular localization of marine bacterial alkaline phosphatases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 21219-21223. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0907586106

Full list at Google Scholar


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