Long Lab

Iron deficiency, which causes anemia, is the most prevalent nutritional disorder in the world. Approximately 30% of the world’s population is iron deficient, which results in increased maternal mortality and infant loss, impaired growth and cognitive development, and decreased immune response. In addition,  iron deficiency is a global problem for the growth of major crops grown in calcareous soils. Our mission is to understand how plants respond to iron deprivation with the long term goal of producing plants with enhanced nutritional capacity and tolerance of nutrient-poor soils, thus increasing our ability to address global nutritional needs.

Long Lab News

  • May 2016: Celebrating the graduation of Nyd Sertsuvalkul:
  • May 2016: Congratulations to Nyd Sertsuvalkul for being given the Plant Biology Undergraduate Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and to Blake Oakley for being awarded the Larry A. Whitford Botany Scholarship!
  • March 2016: Congratulations to Rozalynne Samira for winning Third Place Life Sciences Poster at the Graduate Student Research Symposium!
  • January 2016: Congratulations to Rozalynne Samira and Anna Matthiadis for being awarded ASPB Travel Grants to attend the ASPB Meeting in Austin, Texas this July!
  • December 2015: Congratulations to Nyd Sertsuvalkul for being awarded a NCSU Undergraduate Research Grant to continue research with Durreshahwar Muhammad in the Spring!
  • August 2015: Clustering and Differential Alignment Algorithm: Identification of Early Stage Regulators in the Arabidopsis thaliana Iron Deficiency Response was published in PLOS ONE.
  • March 2015: Congratulations to Anna Matthiadis for receiving a NAASC ECR travel award to attend ICAR 2015 in Paris, France!
  • April 2015: Undergraduates Nyd Sertsuvalkul and Meg Guadagnino presented posters at the 24th Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • January 2015: Iron-binding E3 ligase mediates iron response in plants by targeting basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors was published in Plant Physiology.
  • July 2014: Congratulations to Rozalynne Samira for her poster award at the 2014 BioMetals Symposium in Durham, NC!
  • July 2014: Congratulations to Durreshahwar Muhammad for receiving a NAASC URM travel award to attend ICAR 2014 in Vancouver, Canada!