Apple Long, MD/PhD


Apple was born in Wuhan, China but raised in New Jersey. She earned her B.A. in Genetics and German at Rutgers University, where she mapped genes involved in mitosis in Drosophila and spent six weeks in Berlin during the 2006 World Cup. She then pursued a MD/PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in the lab of Anil Rustgi, where she studied the effects of mutant p53 in esophageal cancer in organoid and mouse models. These endeavors brought her to Stockholm, Sweden where she presented her work and purchased herself a chocolate Nobel prize. After a lifetime in the northeast, she ventured west for Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease training at UTSW. She is excited to work in the Koh lab where she can marry her passions of cancer biology, gastroenterology and infectious diseases via work in understanding the role of anti-inflammatory gut microbiota in GvHD. In her spare time, Apple enjoys spending time with her family, papercrafts and practicing yoga.