Curriculum Vitae

Download my CV, or if you prefer, my NSF-style biosketch.

EDUCATION

  • PhD Student, Texas A&M University, Biology Department, August 2016

Advisor: Adam Jones

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, with a Concentration in Environmental Science, Colby College, Graduated with Honors, May 2011

Research Advisors: Catherine Bevier, W. Herbert Wilson 

  • School for International Training,Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Spring 2010

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2016

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis ($107,000)

2015

  • Roozbeh Arianpour Endowed Memorial Fellowship in Biology, awarded by the Biology Department at Texas A&M University ($1,000)
  • Texas A&M University Biology Department Travel Grant ($1,200)
  • Texas A&M University Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant ($500)
  • Society for the Study of Evolution Hamilton Award Finalist (invitation to present in competition at annual meeting, $500 travel grant and registration fee waived)

2014

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Supplemental Grant ($5,000 plus $7,600 stipend)
  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant ($13,000 in research funds)

2013

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship ($30,000 stipend per year for 3 years)
  • Texas A&M University Office of Graduate Studies Travel Grant ($500)

2011

  • Texas A&M University Merit Fellowship ($25,000 stipend)

2010

  • Colby College All College Fund For Special Student Projects through the Dean of Faculty’s Office ($500)

2008

  • Colby College Presidential Scholar

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Flanagan SP, Rosenqvist G, and Jones AG. Mate quality and timing of reproduction affects sexual selection in a sex-role-reversed pipefish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 71(1): 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s00265-016-2255-3
  • Flanagan SP, Rose E, and Jones AG. 2016. Population genomics reveals multiple drivers of population differentiation in a sex-role-reversed pipefish. Molecular Ecology. 25(20): 5043-5072. doi: 10.1111/mec.13794
  • Titon SCM, de Assis VR, Titon Jr B, Barsotti AMG, Flanagan SP, and Gomes FR. 2016. Calling rate, corticosterone plasma levels and immunocompetence of Hypsiboas albopunctatus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Part A. 201: 53-60.
  • Rose E, Flanagan SP, and Jones AG. 2015. The effects of synthetic estrogen on the sexually dimorphic liver transcriptome of the sex-role-reversed Gulf pipefish. PLoS One. 10(10): e0139401.
  • Flanagan SP, and Jones AG. 2015. Identifying signatures of sexual selection using genome-wide selection components analysis. Ecology and Evolution. 5(13): 2722-2744. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1546.
  • Flanagan SP, Johnson JB, Rose E, and Jones AG. 2014. Sexual selection on female ornaments in the sex-role-reversed Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27 (11): 2457-2467.
  • Flanagan SP, and Bevier CR. 2014. Do male activity and territory quality affect female association time in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei?. Ethology. 120 (4): 365-374.
  • Flanagan SP, Wilson WH, Jones KL, and Lance SL. 2010. Development and characterization of twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Bog Copper, Lycaena epixanthe. Conservation Genetics Resources. 2(1): 159-161.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate Researcher, September 2011-August 2016, Biology Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, PhD Advisor: Dr. Adam G. Jones
  • Visiting Graduate Researcher, May-October 2014, Biology Department, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, Collaboration with Dr. Gunilla Roseqnvist
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, June-August 2010, Biology Department, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, Supervisors: Dr. W. Herbert Wilson, Dr. Stacey Lance
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, June-August 2009, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC, Supervisors: Dr. W. Herbert Wilson, Dr. Stacey Lance
  •  Undergraduate Research Assistant, September 2008-May 2009, Biology Department, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, Supervisor: Dr. W. Herbert Wilson

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Co-Instructor of a Graduate Course, January – May 2016, Biology Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Experimental Design in Biology (BIOL 689)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2012-May 2013, Biology Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Critical Writing in Biology (BIOL 401)

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

  • Letters to a Pre-Scientist, September 2016-Present
  • Pipefish World (citizen science project), founder and developer, 2013-2016, http://www.bio.tamu.edu/USERS/ajones/Pipefish/Pipefish.html
  • Belgrade Lakes Damselfly Survey (citizen science project), developer and participant, May-August 2010
  • Maine Butterfly Survey (citizen science project), participant, May-August 2010
  • Maine Migratory Bird Project (citizen science project), data analyst, August 2008-May 2009

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Peer Reviewer for Aquaculture Research, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Molecular Ecology, Icelandic Research Fund
  • Student Representative on the Graduate Recruiting and Admissions Committee, 2015-2016, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 
  • Graduate Programs Council Graduate Student Representative, 2015 – 2016, Biology Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Undergraduate Poster Presentation Judge, Ecological Integration Symposium, March 2015, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  •  Student Representative on the Graduate Recruiting and Admissions Committee, August 2013-August 2014, Biology Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

 

PRESENTATIONS

Invited Research Talks

  • Sarah P. Flanagan, September 2016, Identifying signatures of selection on the genome: case studies using pipefish, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis Seminar Series, Knoxville, TN
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Emily Rose, Adam G. Jones, February 2016, Population genomics reveals multiple drivers of population differentiation in a sex-role-reversed pipefish, Texas A&M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series, College Station, TX
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, September 2014, Sexual selection and the genome, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics Seminar, Trondheim, Norway
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Adam G. Jones, October 2013, Identifying the genomic signature of selection using a simulation model, Texas A&M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Evolution Symposium, College Station, TX

 

Other Research Talks

  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Emily Rose, Adam G. Jones, June 2016, Population genomics reveals multiple drivers of population differentiation in a sex-role-reversed pipefish, Evolution, Austin, TX
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Gunilla Rosenqvist, Adam G. Jones, September 2015, Darwin’s model explains sexual selection on females in a polygynandrous pipefish, Texas A&M Biology Department Student/Post-doc Research Conference, College Station, TX
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Gunilla Rosenqvist, Adam G. Jones, June 2015, The Darwin-Fisher hypothesis explains sexual selection pressures in a polygynandrous, sex-role-reversed pipefish, Evolution, Guaruja, Brazil
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, James B. Johnson, Emily Rose, Adam G. Jones, August 2014, Sexual selection on female ornaments in the sex-role-reversed Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli), International Society for Behavioral Ecology, New York City, NY
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Adam G. Jones, March 2014, Sexual selection on female ornaments in the sex-role-reversed Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli), Texas A&M Student Research Week, College Station, TX
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Adam G. Jones, March 2014, Sexual selection on female ornaments in the sex-role-reversed Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli), Texas A&M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ecological Integration Symposium, College Station, TX
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Adam G. Jones, January 2014, Identifying the genomic signature of selection using a simulation model, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, Austin, TX
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Adam G. Jones, October 2013, Identifying the genomic signature of selection using a simulation model, Texas A&M Biology Department Student/Post-doc Research Conference, College Station, TX
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Emily Rose, James B. Johnson, and Adam G. Jones, March 2013, Correlating female secondary sex traits and mating success in a sex-role reversed Gulf Pipefish, Syngnathid Biology International Symposium, Faro, Portugal
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, May 2011, Do male physiological condition and territory quality affect female mate choice in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei?, Colby College Biology Honors Thesis Symposium, Waterville, Maine

 

Poster Research Presentations

  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Emily Rose, James B. Johnson, and Adam G. Jones, October 2012, Correlations between mating success and female sexually selected traits, Texas A&M Biology Department Student/Post-doc Research Conference, College Station, Texas
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Emily Rose, James B. Johnson, and Adam G. Jones, July 2012, Correlations between mating success and female sexually selected traits, First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, Catherine R. Bevier, July 2011, Do male physiological condition and territory quality affect female choice in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei?, Animal Behavior Society, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, May 2011, Female choice and male physiological condition in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei, Colby College Undergraduate Research Symposium, Waterville, Maine
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, April 2011, Female choice and male physiological condition in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei, Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Mount Desert Island, Maine

 

Outreach Presentations

  • Sarah P. Flanagan, September 2015 (Oral Presentation), Pipefish World: Engaging citizens in biology through photographs, Science Café, Bryan, TX
  • Kathryn Wedemeyer-Strombel and Sarah P. Flanagan, June 2015 (Oral Presentation and Demonstration), How to help seahorses and sea turtles avoid living in trash, Primrose Griffin Park School, Frisco, TX
  • Sarah P. Flanagan, March 2014, (Oral Presentation) Pipefish World: Engaging citizens in biology through photographs, Brazos Valley Aquarium Society, TX
  • Emily Rose and Sarah P. Flanagan, October 2011, (Oral Presentation and Demonstration), Marine biology and seahorses, Alton Elementary School, Brenham, TX

 

 

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