Robert C. Long Jr., PhD

Assistant Professor

Radiology and Imaging Sciences


4.7T Small Animal Imaging Laboratory

101 Woodruff Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-712-4570


Dr. Long has extensive research experience that has contributed to the field of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging throughout his career. From 2001-2006, Dr. Long was Director of the 4.7T Small Animal Imaging SOM Core Facility; he then continued as Director of the 4.7T Small Animal Imaging Core Facility in Radiology from 2006-2013. Prior to taking on these positions, he served as a Senior Research Associate in Radiology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry at  Emory University. Before coming to Emory, Dr. Long was a Research Chemist at the Tennessee Eastman Company.  

  • Ph.D.  Physical Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • B.S.     Chemistry, University of Georgia , Athens, Georgia
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physical Chemistry and Magnetic Resonance, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Long's current research interests include the development of new techniques employing magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging in biomedicine. These techniques provide for the determination of important key metabolic and functional information to aid in the design of implantable bioartifical constructs for future diabetes treatment. In addition, Dr. Long is developing the methodology for dynamic magnetic resonance imaging, and novel imaging contrast and improved signal detection as applied to mouse models of disease.