Author Archives: sarahjlongo

About sarahjlongo

I'm a first year graduate student in the Department of Population Biology at UC Davis. Broadly, I am interested in studying both the patterns and processes of evolution in actinopterygian fishes.

Research in the classroom

Now that I am back from my internship at the Smithsonian, I have enjoyed getting back into some of my normal campus activities, including participating in workshops through the UC Davis Graduate Teaching Community. Last quarter, the theme of our weekly … Continue reading

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First published paper from my dissertation

My first-first author paper from my dissertation research titled “Body ram, not suction is the primary axis of suction feeding diversity in spiny-rayed fishes” is going to be published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. You can check out the … Continue reading

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Internship at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

This fall I am collecting data on syngnathiform fishes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. My internship is through the NSF GRIP program, which is an exciting opportunity that has only been recently extended to NSF GRFP fellows. Thanks … Continue reading

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SICB poster: modification of the hyoid apparatus in Syngnathiformes

Photos went up for the 2014 SICB meeting and I was in one! This year’s meeting was held in Austin, TX, and was probably my favorite meeting location so far (compared to JMIH in Minneapolis and SICB in San Francisco). … Continue reading

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Beyond the research: science outreach in my community

For some reason the winter quarter always seems to rocket by. This year has been no exception, thanks in part to a shipment of some awesome fish for filming, continuing micro-CT projects,  and recruitment events in my graduate group. However, … Continue reading

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Flipping the classroom: making our classrooms more like labs

The UC Davis Graduate Teaching Community discussion series is in full swing again this quarter. Our topic:  students as partners in learning. This week I will be presenting a workshop focusing on a new and exciting trend among educators: flipping … Continue reading

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Candidate Longo

Yesterday at roughly 1:00pm I officially became a Ph.D. candidate!!! To become a Ph.d. candidate in my program you must complete a list of academic requirements, pass the first year written exam on everything population biology (The Core), and finally … Continue reading

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