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Biographical Sketch: Rochelle M. Long, Ph.D.

Rochelle Long
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Rochelle M. Long, Ph.D., is director of the NIGMS Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry (PPBC). The division funds a broad range of research from basic studies in synthetic chemistry, enzymology, biotechnology, chemical biology and glycosciences to clinical areas that include pharmacology, anesthesia, sepsis, traumatic injury and wound healing.

Long has managed projects in PPBC since 1990. Her major achievements include establishing and overseeing the trans-NIH Pharmacogenomics Research Network and catalyzing additional partnerships such as the Global Alliance for Pharmacogenomics and the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium.

Previously, she served on the faculty in the department of pharmacology and toxicology at the School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Long received a B.S. in chemistry from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

To contact Long, send email to or call 301-594-3827. 

If you’re a reporter wishing to interview Long, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.​​​​​​

This page last reviewed on March 17, 2017