Curriculum vitae

Download my CV as a pdf (updated 10/1/16).

 

Sarah J. Longo

Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

 

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

Expected 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, 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

 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.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

Fall 2015

NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)

Institution: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.

Mentor: Dr. Carole C. Baldwin

Morphological diversification of craniofacial anatomy in syngnathiform fishes

2011-present

Graduate Student Research (Ph.D.), University of California, Davis

Adviser: Dr. Peter C. Wainwright

Phylogenomics and functional morphology of syngnathiform fishes

2009-2011

Independent Undergraduate Research, Cornell University, NY

Adviser: Dr. Amy R. McCune

Characterization of the blood supply to evaluate homology of the air-filled organs (lungs or swimbladders) of early bony fishes using micro-CT scans

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 Teaching Assistant

2017 (Upcoming)

Intro to Biology: Principles of Evolution and Ecology (BIS 2B, UC Davis)

2016

Biodiversity of Fishes (EVE 198, UC Davis). Volunteer Teaching Assistant

2014, 2015, 2017 (Upcoming)

Applied Phylogenetics Workshop (EVE 211, UC Davis). Teaching assistant and co-coordinator for 1-week graduate-level course taught at Bodega Bay, CA

2013, 2017 (Upcoming)

Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure (EVE 105, UC Davis), Teaching Assistant. Responsibilities include lesson planning, exam creation, and content development for laboratory sections.

2009, 2011

The Vertebrates (BIOEE 274, Cornell University), Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

 Guest Lectures

2016

Biodiversity of Fishes (EVE 198). Guest Lecture. Topic: Fish cranial anatomy and diversity

2014

Introduction to R and evolutionary analysis (EVE 198). Guest Lecture. Topic: Visualizing morphological data on phylogenies in R

 Career Development

 2012-present

Graduate Teaching Community (GTC, UC Davis): In addition to attending weekly seminars, I have organized and presented 4 seminars on topics related to teaching and course design ranging from effective grading to incorporating research in the classroom.

2016

Seminar in College Teaching (EDU 398, UC Davis). This graduate student course explored a wide range of topics important for college-level teaching and included teaching practice with peer feedback.

 Leadership and departmental service

 2014-2015

Lab manager, Wainwright lab, UC Davis

2014-2015

Graduate student representative, Center for Population Biology steering committee, UC Davis

2014

Organizer, Center for Population Biology Graduate Student Research

Symposium (ProutFest)

2012-2014

Graduate Student Mentor, Population Biology Graduate Group

 SERVICE AND OUTREACH

 Reviewer

PLOS one (3), Journal of Morphology (1), Belgian Journal of Zoology (1)

 Recent Community Outreach     

2016

Volunteer, STEM for Girls Outreach Event, UC Davis (NSF Funded)

2015

Instructor/Volunteer. Fish-feeding workshop for home-schooled students in the Homespun program (kindergarten-6th grade)

2013, 2014, 2016

Organizer/Volunteer. Fish museum collections exhibit, Biodiversity Day. Museum of Fish and Wildlife, UC Davis

2012, 2013, 2014

Volunteer, Picnic Day Population Biology Exhibit, UC Davis

Undergraduate mentoring

2016-present           Brianna Nino

2015-16                     Jamie Yamashita, independent project

2014-15                     Kristin Long; Tyler Goodearly, independent project

2014                           Aaron Goodman, Daniel Strimling, Antonia Yu

2012                           Erin Long

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Society for the Study of Evolution

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Society of Systematic Biologists

 

Special Coursework and Workshops

Phylogenomics Software School (Evolution Meeting 2016), Seminar on College Teaching (UC Davis), Computing for biologists (UC Davis. Python-based course), Body size evolution (UC Davis), Bodega Applied Phylogenetics Workshop (UC Davis), Functional Morphology and Ecology of Marine Fishes (Friday Harbor), Biology of Fishes (Cornell), Ecology and Evolution of Reef Fishes (James Cook), Genetics of Marine Diversity (Shoals Marine Lab), The Vertebrates (Cornell), Australian Vertebrate Fauna (James Cook)

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