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Morgan Langille

Assistant Professor


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Department of Pharmacology

Email: morgan.g.i.langille@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3529
Mailing Address: 
Room 5D, Sir Charles Tupper Building, 5850 College Street, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
Research Topics:
  • Microbiome
  • Pharmacology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Aging
  • Drug metabolism
  • DNA sequencing
  • Metagenomics
  • Antibiotics


  • BSc & BCS (University of New Brunswick)
  • PhD (Simon Fraser University)
  • PDF (University of California, Davis)
  • PDF (Dalhousie University)

Research interests

Our research is interested in improving human health by looking at personal genomic and microbiome differences and how those relate to various diseases and drug metabolism. The nature of this research is very interdisciplinary and includes projects ranging from developing new computational methods to experiments involving both human studies and animal models.    

Selected publications

  • Langille MGI, Meehan CJ, Koenig J, Dhanani AS, Rose R, Howlett S, Beiko RG (2014) “Microbial shifts in the aging mouse gut”, Microbiome, In Revision.
  • Langille MGI, Zaneveld J, Caporaso JG, McDonald D, Knights D, Reyes JA, Clemente JC, Burkepile DE, Vega Thurber RL, Knight R, Beiko RG, Huttenhower C (2013) “Predictive functional profiling of microbial communities using 16S rRNA marker gene sequences”, Nature Biotechnology, 31(9):814-821.
  • Langille  MGI, Hsiao WWL, Brinkman FSL (2010) “Detection of genomic islands using bioinformatics approaches”, Nature Reviews Microbiology, 8(5), 373-82.
  • Langille MGI and Eisen JA (2010) “BioTorrents: A file sharing service for scientific data” PLoS One, 5(4): e10071.
  • Langille MGI and Brinkman FSL (2009) “IslandViewer: an integrated interface for computational identification and visualization of genomic islands”, Bioinformatics, 25(5):664-5.

Selected awards and honours

  • 2014 - Candidate Canada Research Chair Tier II in Human Microbiomics
  • 2012 - CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2006 - MSFHR Junior Graduate Studentship Research Award
  • 2004 - CIHR/MSFHR Strategic Training Program in Bioinformatics Award


  • 2014 - Faculty member: Centre for Comparative Genomics & Evolutionary Bioinformatics (CGEB)
  • 2014 - Founder: Dalhousie Microbiome User Group (DalMUG)
  • 2014 - Nominated Division R (Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology) Chair in the American Society for Microbiology