Headshot portrait of Sharon Long - William C. Steere, Jr. - Pfizer Inc. Professor in Biological Sciences and Professor of Biology and (by courtesy) of Biochemistry
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Dr. Long received her undergraduate degree from Caltech, and carried out her PhD studies at Yale, working with Ian Sussex on plant development. She was a postdoc with Fred Ausubel where she began study of rhizobia-legume symbioses. She joined the Stanford faculty in 1982.

The laboratory's focus is in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology of plant-bacterial symbiosis.