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Dr. Long received her Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Pennsylvania and also did post-doctoral training there. Before joining NIAID in 1999, Dr. Long was a professor of microbiology and immunology at Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has served as president of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and chair of the Tropical Medicine and Parasitology Study Section. Her lab's work focuses on innate and adaptive immune responses to malaria parasites. These immune responses are explored in rodent model systems and in children and adults living in malaria-endemic areas.

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