Welcome to the Long Lab (aka Longitude)!
Our research explores how students develop conceptual understanding in biological science. Our team includes postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students representing a range of interests and expertise, including plant biology, ecology, cognitive science, evolution, and neuroscience. We apply the tools and methodologies we’ve learned from disciplinary science to ask and answer questions about how students learn biology. We are especially interested in that fuzzy intersection where the lines between research in biology and the learning sciences become blurred!
Please visit our research tab to learn more about the specific projects we are working on.
Please note: Our site is currently under construction, so we invite you to check back soon!
Becca – went on a fantastic study abroad in Ecuador to study biology on the Galápagos Islands and in the Amazonia. Becca also had an Undergraduate Research Assistantship position at the MSU Kellogg Biological Station where she worked under a PhD student doing research on foraging behavior on juvenile bluegill sunfish at the KBS Pond Lab Facilities in Hickory Corners, Michigan.
Sasha – Went on a medical service trip to the Dominican Republic and is planning on returning again this year. She also completed an internship at the Michigan Department of Community Health.
Anthony – Got engaged! Congratulations!
Jack – Participated in the CDC funded Future Public Health Leaders Program at the University of Michigan
Molly – had an internship in Governor Snyder’s office. She worked in his constituent relations division specifically dealing with questions relating to his Medicaid expansion plan
Jennifer – Had her son Arthur in April. Recently, Arthur had has first swimming lessons! Jennifer is now in the process of applying for faculty positions
Etiowo – Volunteered in free medical clinics in Belize. He also spent time shadowing a rheumatologist.
Jack – Was accepted in the student Health Advisory Council on campus. He was also elected Vice President of UNICEF@MSU
Molly – During spring break, Molly’s dog, Freeway, became a certified therapy dog, allowing Molly to take her into all hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and more. Molly also spent a week in the Dominican Republic on a medical mission trip. On this trip, she traveled all over the country opening up clinics to help treat people who are not fortunate enough to have any health care.
Congratulations to Andy, Sasha, and Derrick on their respective graduations and acceptance into graduate school!