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We LOVE biology!  We love learning about how and why life works in the ways it does, and we want every student to love it as much as we do. We are therefore curious about approaches, tools, and environments that make biology accessible, relevant, and understandable. Our research explores how students learn biology, including factors that can help (or hinder) students in mastering biological concepts and skills.  Our research particularly focuses on the role of visual representations and how these contribute to learning, reasoning, and conceptual change over short- and long-terms. 

Our team includes postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates from diverse interests and expertise, including plant biology, ecology, cognitive science, evolution, and neuroscience. Please visit our Research page for more about the work we do and a summary of our current and past projects. If you think you might like to join our team, please check for opportunities in our lab or contact me for more information.

Lab News

January 2020
Undergraduate Research ramps up in the Long Lab

December 2019
Seth and Beth conquer the Corteva- PBGB-NRT IMPACTS Symposium

October 2019
The Long Lab gets a makeover!

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