Mark Long, PhD Mark Long, PhD

Mark Long

Biomedical Informatics

Specializing In:

Bioinformatics Epigenetics Immunology Data integration Data visualization

Special Interests:

Prostate cancer Ovarian cancer Breast cancer

About Mark Long


Dr. Mark Long joined the faculty of the Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Department at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as an Assistant Professor of Oncology in October 2019.

Dr. Long initially came to Roswell Park in 2009 where he received his dual Master’s degree in Biological Sciences and Systems Biology from the University at Buffalo and the University of Luxembourg (CanSys Program). He went on to complete his PhD at the University at Buffalo Roswell Park division in the Molecular Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics program. He continued as a postdoctoral research affiliate in the Cancer Genetics and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics departments.

In his professional career at Roswell Park, Dr. Long has utilized his training and experience to drive his own and collaborative research projects. He has an interdisciplinary skill set, with expertise in cancer biology, genomics/epigenomics, and computational approaches for the understanding and visualization of high-throughput data. He has extensive experience coding in R, as well as in the design, implementation, integration and interpretation of complex genomics data sets.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Biostatistics & Bioinformatics


Education and Training:

  • 2011-2016 - PhD - Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Roswell Park Division, Buffalo, NY
  • 2009-2011 - MS - Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Lu
  • 2009-2011 - MS - Biological Sciences, State University of New York at University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Division, Buffalo, NY

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)

Professional Experience:

  • 2018-2019 - Post-Doctoral Research Affiliate, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
  • 2016-2018 - Post-Doctoral Research Affiliate, Cancer Genetics & Genomics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY


Full Publications list on PubMed
  • Long MD, Singh PK, Russell JR, Llimos G, Rosario S, Rizvi A, van den Berg PR, Kirk J, Sucheston-Campbell LE, Smiraglia DJ, Campbell MJ. The miR-96 and RARγ signaling axis governs androgen signaling and prostate cancer progression. Oncogene. 2019 Jan;38(3):421-444. doi: 10.1038/s41388-018-0450-6.
  • Rosario SR, Long MD, Affronti HC, Rowsam AM, Eng KH, Smiraglia DJ. Pan-cancer analysis of transcriptional metabolic dysregulation using The Cancer Genome Atlas. Nat Commun. 2018 Dec 14;9(1):5330. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07232-8.
  • Affronti HC, Long MD, Rosario SR, Gillard BM, Karasik E, Boerlin CS, Pellerite AJ, Foster BA, Attwood K, Pili R, Wilton JH, Campbell MJ, Smiraglia DJ. Dietary folate levels alter the kinetics and molecular mechanism of prostate cancer recurrence in the CWR22 model. Oncotarget. 2017 Nov 28;8(61):103758-103774. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.21911.
  • Long MD, Campbell MJ. Pan-cancer analyses of the nuclear receptor superfamily. Nucl Receptor Res. 2015 Dec;2. doi: 10.11131/2015/101182.
  • Long MD, van den Berg PR, Russell JL, Singh PK, Battaglia S, Campbell MJ. Integrative genomic analysis in K562 chronic myelogenous leukemia cells reveals that proximal NCOR1 binding positively regulates genes that govern erythroid differentiation and Imatinib sensitivity. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Sep 3;43(15):7330-48. doi: 10.1093/nar/gk

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