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Sarah J. Longo
2017-Present: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biology, Duke University, NC
Advisor: Sheila Patek
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
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.
2014 Longo, S. Seahorses. Monthly meeting of the Sacramento Aquarium Society.
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.
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