Curriculum vitae

Download my CV as a pdf (updated 9/6/17).

 

Sarah J. Longo

Curriculum vitae

POSTDOCTORAL EXPERIENCE

 2017-Present: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biology, Duke University, NC

Advisor: Sheila Patek

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D: Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA

Graduation date: June 2017

Population Biology Graduate Group

Adviser: Dr. Peter C. Wainwright

 

B.A: Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2011

Programs of Study: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Systematics and Biotic Diversity

 

PUBLICATIONS (google scholar profile)

Longo, SJ, BC Faircloth, A Meyer, MW Westneat, ME Alfaro, PC Wainwright. Phylogenomic analysis of a rapid radiation of misfit fishes (Syngnathiformes) using ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. In press.

Wainwright, PC & SJ Longo. Innovations and Conquest of the Oceans by Fishes. Current Biology. In press.

Longo, SJ, MD McGee, CE Oufiero, TB Waltzek, PC Wainwright. 2016. Body ram, not suction, is the primary axis of suction feeding diversity in spiny-rayed fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 119-128.

Wainwright, PC, MD McGee, SJ Longo, LP Hernandez. 2015. Origins, innovations, and diversification of suction feeding in vertebrates. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Longo, S, M Riccio, AR McCune. 2013. Homology of lungs and gas bladders: Insights from arterial vasculature. Journal of Morphology. 274: 687-703. (cover) (winner of the Reinhard Reiger Award in Zoomorphology)

 

 GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 2016   ($719) Phylogenomics Symposium and Software School Travel Award, Society for the Study and Systematic Biology

2015   ($5,000) NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) Award, research conducted at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

2015   ($600) American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Graduate Student Travel Award

2015   ($20,290) NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG)

2015   ($3,000) Grant in Aid of Research, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

2014   ($1,869) Daphne and Ted Pengelley Award in Evolutionary Biology, UC Davis

2014   ($130) Center for Population Biology Research Grant, UC Davis

2013   NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award (GRFP)

2013   ($2,000) Center for Population Biology Research Grant, UC Davis

2012   ($1,200) Center for Population Biology Research Grant, UC Davis

2010   Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Cornell University

2010   ($1,610) Einhorn Discovery Grant, Cornell University

2010   ($680) Undergraduate Research Grant, Cornell University

2009   ($600) Undergraduate Research Grant, Cornell University

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017   Merton Love Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Davis

2015   Dwight D. Davis Best Student Paper Award, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

2013   Reinhard Rieger Award for outstanding research in the field of evolutionary zoomorphology, Journal of Morphology

2012   NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

2011   Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude), Cornell University

2011   Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Cornell University

2011   Distinction in all subjects, Cornell University

2007-2011    Dean’s list, every semester, Cornell University

 

PRESENTATIONS

 2016   Longo, SJ. Phylogenomics of an ancient rapid radiation of misfit fishes Synganthiformes). Austin, TX: Evolution

2016   McCune AR, A Cass, SJ Longo, M Riccio. Lungs to Gas bladders: homology, novelty and transformation. Bethesda, MD: International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology

2016   Longo, SJ. Evidence for power-amplified feeding in snipefish (Macroramphosus scolopax). Portland, OR: Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology

2015   Longo, SJ. Evidence for Power-amplified feeding in snipefish (Macroramphosus scolopax). Newark, NJ: Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting for the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (DVM/DCB).

2015   Longo, SJ, MD McGee, CE Oufiero, PC Wainwright. Re-evaluating the Importance of the Ram-Suction Continuum in Diversification of Fish Feeding Behaviors. Reno, NV: Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

2015   Longo SJ, PC Wainwright. Novel suction feeding kinematics results in an unusual form of prey capture in syngnathiform fishes. West Palm Beach, FL: Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology.

2013   McCune, AR, AN Cass, SJ Longo, M Riccio. Homology and transformation of lungs and gas bladders: evidence at multiple levels. Albuquerque, NM: Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

2011   McCune, A, M Riccio, A Cass, S Longo, W Bemis. A fantastic voyage through the lungs and swimbladders of basal Osteichthyans. Minneapolis, MN: Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

 

INVITED TALKS

 2014   Longo, S. Seahorses. Monthly meeting of the Sacramento Aquarium Society.

 

POSTERS

 2014   Longo, S. Modification of the hyoid apparatus in Syngnathiformes. Austin, TX. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology.

2011   Longo S., A. McCune A. 2011. “Evolution of the Actinopterygian Swimbladder: Insights from High Resolution 3D Images of the Arterial Vasculature of Basal Osteichthyans.” Minneapolis, MN: Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

For more details about my teaching and research, please download my full CV at the top of the page. 

 

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