Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Howard University (2018 - Present) - Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern University (2018) - Department of Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology 1117-8

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University (2015 - 2018) - NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology, Division of Biological Infrastructure, Faculty mentor: Dr. George V. Lauder

Adjunct Faculty, Shoals Marine Laboratory (Summer 2016) - Appointment through the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire to teach a two-week field course, Anatomy and Function of Marine Vertebrates


PhD, Cornell University (Awarded August, 2015) - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Advisor: William E. Bemis)

BS, University of New Hampshire (Awarded May, 2010) - Marine and Freshwater Biology (University Honors Program, summa cum laude)


Publications and Presentations

[see "Research" page]


Grants and Fellowships

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology – Awarded March, 2015

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant – Awarded April, 2013 

Friday Harbor Laboratories – Stephen and Ruth Wainwright Graduate Research Award – 2013-2014 

George M. Hughes SEB Symposium Contributor – Support from Hughes estate for speakers contributing to a symposium in his honor at the 2013 SEB meeting in Valencia, Spain

Sigma Xi Cornell Chapter Research Grant – 2013

Orenstein Fund, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University – Funding to take BIOL533: Functional Morphology and Ecology of Fishes at Friday Harbor Laboratories in 2012

Raney Award – Grant from the American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists in 2011



I Heart Science Festival – Harvard Museum of Natural History (February 13, 2016) – Developed and led a “Funky Fish Fins” activity using specimens from the Harvard MCZ

Micro-CT data posted to the Open Science Framework for public access and scientific use ( , 2015 – Present).

Expanding Your Horizons, STEM Conference for 7-9th grade girls, annually organized a workshop on marine biology Workshop (2011-2015)

Creative Writing at Friday Harbor Laboratories, Presented at the Science and Poetry symposium on "The beautiful armpit breathers, Lophius americanus" (2014) 

Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House, Provided demonstrations of 3D printing for members of the community of Friday Harbor, WA (2014)

Cornell Graduate Student’s School Outreach Program, Developed mini-course, The Physics of Fishes, for students in collaboration with Ithaca High School AP Physics teacher (2014)

Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses, October 2013 and September 2015, MIT (See video below)




Email: scf59 at cornell dot edu

Twitter: @stacyfarina