My current research interests include understanding how the obligate coral-algal symbiosis responds to climate change factors, and how the different types of algae a host associates with affect holobiont resilience. My previous research includes studying the phylogenetic systematics of a group of tropical nudibranchs with a focus on cryptic diversity.
B.A. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Agroecology and Water Policy and Feminist Studies with an emphasis in Gender and Identity with a transnational perspective; University of California Santa Cruz, 2003
M.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, San Francisco State University and the California Academy of Sciences, 2015.
Ph.D. in Marine Biology, University of Hawaii Manoa, in progress
Matsuda, S. B., and Gosliner, T. M. Molecular phylogeny of Glossodoris (Ehrenberg, 1831) nudibranchs and related genera reveal cryptic species. (In preparation)
Matsuda, S. B., and Gosliner, T. M. Glossing over cryptic species: Descriptions of four cryptic species of Glossodoris and three new species of Doriprismatica. (In preparation)
* contributed talk, § poster
* Hanauma Bay Educational Lecture Series Presentation - "Stuck in the middle with you: what the future holds for coral and their symbiotic algae"
*California Academy of Sciences - Careers in Science intern program - Oct 2016
* Matsuda, S.B. and Gosliner, T.M. 2016. Glossing over cryptic species: molecular phylogenetic analyses reveal true identities of Glossodoris nudibranchs. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), Portland, OR
§ Matsuda, S.B. and Gosliner, T.M. 2015. Phylogenetic analysis of Glossodoris nudibranchs: Cryptic species & chemical sequestration. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), San Jose, CA
§ Matsuda, S.B. and Gosliner, T.M. 2015. Phylogenetic analysis of Glossodoris nudibranchs. SFSU Biology Department Retreat, Romberg Tiburon Center, Tiburon, CA
* Matsuda, S.B. and Gosliner, T.M. 2015. Slug it out: A cryptic species complex emerges from within Glossodoris cincta. SICB, West Palm Beach, FL
§ Matsuda, S.B. and Gosliner, T.M. 2015. Slug life: Chemical defense and phylogenetic analysis of Glossodoris nudibranchs. SICB, West Palm Beach, FL
* Matsuda, S.B. and Gosliner, T.M. 2014. Sea slugs have their cake and eat it too: sponge-eating nudibranchs use their prey’s defense compounds for their own protection. Evolution Conference, Salt Lake, UT
§ Matsuda, S.B. and Gosliner, T.M. 2014. Sea slug geometry and toxic chemical defense: a novel application of 3D imaging. SICB, Austin, TX
2015: Harvard’s ComSciCon (Communication Science Conference), Planning committee.
2015: Earth Update in the Morrison Planetarium at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, Invited speaker.
”, Creator and host of the community science series paring lightning talks and interactive stations for a hands-on evening featuring diverse Bay Area scientists. 10 events, over 2,000 attendees.
2015: American Fisheries Society, science watercolor sketches featured
2014: WIRED magazine, interview on nudibranch research.
at the American Geophysical Union Conference, speaker
2013: Nerd Nite San Francisco, guest host,
2013: San Francisco Presidio restoration and education, led low-income students in stickleback fish collection and measurements with SFSU faculty.
2012-2015: California Academy of Sciences, invited speaker/tabler - Chat with a Scientist, NightLife, public floor.
2014: KWAL 91.7FM, Interview - Science, Neat, the Bay Area Science Festival, and diversity in science.
2014: TV interview, 10 Percent - Science, Neat, the Bay Area Science Festival, and diversity in science.
, judge for the San Francisco Regional Competition, 3-min science talks, no ppt.
2013-2014: NASA FameLab, Science Communication talks, SF Regional winner, National finalist.
2011: Chem Lab, Creator and presenter of the “Chem Lab” free public lecture series in 2011 teaching concepts in chemistry through demonstrations with libations.
2013-2015: I mentored high school students in the Careers in Science program at the California Academy of Sciences, an internship for students typically underrepresented in STEM, through their first research projects and poster presentations.
§ Ascencio, G., Brunwin, N., Deng, V., Ingram, Z., Jerkins, M., Mcdevitt-Hickey, J., Mendez, M., Sandoval, K. 2015. Foraminifer biodiversity in the Bolinas Lagoon. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015.
§ Densby, J., Lin, J., Hong, K., Chou, S., Perez, M., Schagane, K. 2015. The effects of frozen storage on lipid soluble vitamins in common aquarium feed fish Clupea harengus over time. Regional Aquatics Workshop.
§ Wong, J., Luu, E., Hua, J., Fitz Howard, S. 2013. Lunar Skylights and their Chemical Composition. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013.
§ Hua, J., Cheng, T. 2013. Acanthoceplalan parasite (Profilicollis spp.) loads in correlation to Pacific Mole Crab (Emerita analoga) size. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013.
2012: Tatzoo Fellowship, Lead facilitator and mentor for a program targeting emerging young Bay Area conservation leaders. Developed program content; cultivate critical thinking and leadership skills; group dynamics; mentor fellows in community outreach initiatives; produce creative multimedia.