Michael V. Rosario


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423 Biomedical Center
Brown University, Box G-B204
Providence, RI 02912

Education and training

Ph.D. Biology, Duke University (2013 - 2015)

M.Sc., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2010 - 2013)

B.A., Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley (2005 - 2009)

Professional Appointments

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University - (2016-2018)

Computational Science Intern, Sandia National Laboratories - Livermore (2013)

Distinctions and Funding

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016 - 2018)
$138,000

Information Initiative at Duke Undergraduate Data Expedition (2014)

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Research Grant (2012)

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow (2011 - 2015)
$152,000

Best Student Oral Presentation Award, The Crustacean Society (2011)

Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate Fellowship (2010)
$63,000

Best Student Poster Award, Division of Comparative Biomechanics, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (2010)

Best Student Poster Award, The Crustacean Society (2010)

Publications

Werth A.J., Harriss R.W., Rosario M.V., George J.C., Sformo T.L. 2016. Hydration affects the physical and mechanical properties of baleen tissue. R. Soc. open sci. 3:160591.

Rosario, M.V., Sutton, G.P., Patek, S.N., Sawicki, G.S. 2016. Muscle-spring dynamics in time-limited, elastic movements. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 383:20161561.

Rosario, M.V., Patek, S.N. 2015. Multi-level analysis of elastic morphology: the mantis shrimp's spring. Journal of Morphology, 276:1123-1135.

Scott, S.N., Templeton, J.A., Hough, P.D., Ruthruff, J.R., Rosario, M.V., Peterson, J.P. 2015. Statistical validation for heat transfer problems: A Case Study. Computational Methods and Experimental Measures. 3:101-120.

Smith, A.J., Rosario, M.V., Eiting, T., Dumont, E.R. 2014. Joined at the hip: linked characters and the problem of missing data in studies of disparity. Evolution. 1558-5646.

Patek, S.N., Green, P.A., Rosario, M.V. 2013. Treatise on Zoology - Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Crustacea, Volume 4: Internal Morphology. Brill Press. Editor: Fred Schram.

Patek, S.N., Rosario, M.V., Taylor, J.R.A. 2013. Comparative spring mechanics in mantis shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216:1317-1329.

McHenry, M. J., Claverie, T., Rosario, M. V., Patek, S. N. 2012. Gearing for speed slows the predatory strike of a mantis shrimp. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 215:1231-45.

Patek, S.N., Dudek, D.M., Rosario, M.V. 2011. From bouncy legs to poisoned arrows: elastic movements in invertebrates. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214: 1973-1980.

Presentations and Published Abstracts

Rosario, M.V., Sawicki, G., Sutton, G. Patek, S.N. 2015. So much work, so little time: maximizing elastic energy within the duration of muscle contraction. Annual Meeting of the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. (Arlington, Virginia)

Rosario, M.V., Smith, A.J., Eiting, T., Dumont, E.R. 2014. The case of the missing body parts: computational approaches to the fossil record. Annual Meeting of the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship.(Arlington, Virginia)

Rosario, M.V., Patek, S.N. 2013. Studying the effect of shape in fast biological springs. Annual Meeting of the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. (Arlington, Virginia)

Rosario, M.V., Dumont, E.R, Patek, S.N. 2013. Shrimp springs: how shape affects strength in energy storage. Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. (San Francisco, California)

Rosario, M.V., Dumont, E.R., Patek, S.N. 2012. Support, stability, and shrimp springs. Eastern Regional Meeting for Division of Vertebrate Morphology of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. (Amherst, Massachusetts)

Rosario, M.V., Patek, S.N., Dumont, E.R. 2012. Investigating how morphological change alters the competing demands of a biological spring. Annual Meeting of the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. (Arlington, Virginia)

Rosario, M.V., Patek, S.N. 2011. Comparing the effects of shape on elastic support structures. Eastern Regional Meeting for Division of Vertebrate Morphology of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. (Kingston, Rhode Island)

Rosario, M.V., Patek, S.N., Dumont, E.R. 2011. Comparing elastic energy structures in mantis shrimp using finite element analysis. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51: E117. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Rosario, M.V., Patek, S.N., Dumont, E.R. 2010. Measuring elastic properties with finite element analysis. Eastern Regional Meeting for Division of Vertebrate Morphology of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Rosario, M.V., Taylor, J.R.A., Patek, S.N. 2010. Probing the evolutionary biomechanics of elastic energy storage in mantis shrimp. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50: E289. (Seattle, Washington)

Academic Committees

SOURCE: Studying, Originating, and Understanding R Coding Executables.
Co-founder. Responsible for presenting information about R coding and programming to other graduate students to help with analysis of data and simulation models. Participates regularly in consultations with other students and faculty (2010 - present)

Diversity Committee Student Representative.
Presented poster and conducted lab tours for Fall Graduate Recruitment day (2010 - 2012)

Behavior and Morphology Coordinator.
Co-organized biweekly meetings between four different labs to discuss topics in animal behavior and functional morphology (2010)

Outreach

Online R Tutorials.
Created online tutorial series for scientists to learn basic programming skills in the R programming language. Taught skills such as importing data, handling data, and plotting. http://youtube.com/oebsource (2012 - present)

Science Cafe Board Member.
Participated in planning and running events to educate the public about broad themes in biology. Edited and produced videos to encourage attendance. Composed various science-inspired love songs (2011 - 2013)

Teaching Experience

SOURCE Instructor
Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. Mass., Amherst
Department of Biology, Duke University
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
SOURCE. Created lessons and exercises to teach graduate-level biologists how to process and analyze data. (2010 - present)

Teaching Assistant
Department of Biology, Univ. Mass., Amherst
How Organisms Move. Designed and lead computer labs using the R programming language to process biomechanical datasets, and demonstrate basic computational skills needed to perform biomechanical analyses (2012)

Biology Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship
Department of Biology, Univ. Massachusetts, Amherst
Creating a 3-Dimensional Model of a Biological Spring. Supervised an undergraduate student with manipulating and analyzing finite element models created from micro-CT scans (2010)

Undergraduate Student Instructor
Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Human Anatomy Lab. Provided hands on instruction using models, wet specimens, and cadavers. Held weekly office hours (2008)

Archery DECal Facilitator
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Introductory Archery. Created lesson plans and instructed over 100 beginner students in competitive Olympic-style archery (2006 - 2009)