Dr. Richard Long

Dr. Richard Long is an Associate Professor in Biological Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego in Microbial Oceanography, and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UCSD. He currently serves as a co-PI and a Coastal Intelligence focal area lead in the NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems hosted at FAMU. He also serves as Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Activities in the College of Science and Technology. His research group studies microorganisms in the context of environmental, ocean and human health. Current projects include harmful algal blooms, petroleum bioremediation, the impact of xenobiotics on coastal ecosystems, microbial diversity, and microbial indices as assessment tools. His laboratory website linked here.

He serves as the FAMU representative to the Florida SUS Florida Institute of Oceanography and the FAMU Faculty representative to the National Academies Federal Demonstration Project.

FAMU Faculty/Staff

Dr. Larry Robinson Dr. Larry Robinson
Principal Investigator
Dr. Richard Long Dr. Richard Long
Center Director
Dr. Viniece Jennings Dr. Viniece Jennings
Deputy Director
Dr. Steve Morey Dr. Steve Morey
Distinguished Research Scientist
Dr. Bernadette Kelley Dr. Bernadette Kelley
Education Expert
Sherry Wells Sherry Wells
Administrative Coordinator
Dr. Michael Martínez-Colón Dr. Michael Martínez-Colón
Assistant Professor
Dr. Elijah Johnson Dr. Elijah Johnson
Associate Professor
Dr. Thomas Sawicki Dr. Thomas Sawicki
Associate Professor