Complete CV is here as a PDF, also there’s my Google Scholar profile. Below are a few highlights.

Academic Positions 
2016-Present
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

Education
2011-2016
Ph.D. in Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton
Scourge of the Empire? Ancient Pathogen Genomics and the Biosocial Context of Malaria in Imperial-Era Southern Italy (1st-4th c. A.D.)
Supervisors: Dr. Hendrik N. Poinar, Dr. Tracy L. Prowse

2006-2008
M.A. in Anthropology, Trent University, Peterborough
Postmortem Dismemberment and Fire Exposure: The Identification of Saw Mark Characteristics on Burned Bone
Supervisor: Dr. Anne Keenleyside

Areas of Interest
Infectious disease, ancient DNA, human-pathogen interactions, biosocial context of health, ancient Roman medical literature, forensic anthropology, physiological stress.

Publications
Sullivan, A.P., Marciniak, S., O’Dea, A., Wake, T.A., Perry, G.H. Modern, archaeological, and paleontological DNA analysis of a human-harvested marine gastropod (Strombus pugilis) from Caribbean Panama. (2021). Molecular Ecology Resources, doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.13361

Burney, D., Andriamialison, H., Andrianavoarivelo, R., Bourne, S., Crowley, B., de Boer, E., Godfrey, L., Goodman, S., Griffiths, C., Griffiths, O., Hume, J., Jungers, W., Marciniak, S., Middleton, G., Noromalala E., Perez, V., Perry, G., Randalana R., Wright, H. (2020). Subfossil lemur discoveries from Beanka Protected Area in western Madagascar. Quaternary Research, 93, 187-203.

Marciniak, S., Poinar, H.N. (2019). Ancient Pathogens Through Human History: A Paleogenomic Perspective. In: Lindqvist, C., Rajora, O.P., (Eds). Paleogenomics: Genome Scale Analysis of Ancient DNA. Springer: Switzerland. pp. 115-138.

Marciniak, S., Herring, D.A., Sperduti, A., Poinar, H.N., Prowse, T.L. (2018). A multi-faceted anthropological and genomic approach to framing Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Imperial period central-southern Italy (1st-4th c. C.E.). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 49, 210-224.

Marciniak, S., Perry, G.H. (2017). Harnessing ancient genomes to study the history of human adaptation. Nature Reviews Genetics, 18, 659–674.

Marciniak, S., Prowse, T.L., Herring, D.A., Klunk, J., Kuch, M., Duggan, A.T., Bondioli, L., Holmes, E.C., Poinar, H.N. (2016). Plasmodium falciparum malaria in 1st-2nd century CE, southern Italy. Current Biology, 26, R1220-R1222.

Duggan, A. T., Perdomo, M. F., Piombino-Mascali, D., Marciniak, S., Poinar, D., Emery, M. V., … & Poinar, H.N. (2016). 17th century Variola virus reveals the recent history of smallpox. Current Biology26, 3407-3412.

Pre-prints

Marciniak, S., Bergey, C.M.,  Silva, A.M.,  Hałuszko, A.,  Furmanek, M.,  Veselka, B.,  Velemínský, P.,  Vercellotti, G., Wahl, J., Zariņa, G., Longhi, C., Kolář, J., Garrido-Pena, R., Flores-Fernández, R., Herrero-Corral, A.M., Simalcsik, A.,, Müller, W., Sheridan, A.,  Miliauskienė, Z., Jankauskas, R., Moiseyev, V., Köhler, K., Király, A., Gamarra, B., Cheronet, O., Szeverényi, V., Kiss, V., Szeniczey, T., Kiss, K., Zoffmann, Z.K., Koós, J., Hellebrandt, M., Domboróczki, L., Virag, C., Novak, M., Reich, D., Hajdu, T., von Cramon-Taubadel, N., Pinhasi, R., Perry, G.H. (2021). An integrative skeletal and paleogenomic analysis of prehistoric stature variation suggests relatively reduced health for early European farmers. bioRxiv, doi:10.1101/2021.03.31.437881 (March 31, 2021).

Marciniak, S., Mughal, M.R., Godfrey, L.R., Bankoff, R.J., Randrianatoandro, H., Crowley, B.E., Bergey, C.M., Muldoon, K.M., Randrianasy, J., Raharivololona, B.M., Schuster, S.C., Malhi, R.S., Yoder, A.D., Louis Jr., E.E., Kistler, L., Perry, G.H. Evolutionary and phylogenetic insights from a nuclear genome sequence of the extinct, giant ‘subfossil’ koala lemur Megaladapis edwardsi. bioRxiv, doi:10.1101/2020.10.16.342907v1 (October 17, 2020).

Select Conference Presentations

2021
*Marciniak, S., Mughal, M., Godfrey, L.R., Bergey, C.M., Bankoff, R.J., Crowley, B.E., Muldoon,K.E., Miller, W., Louis, E.E., Schuster, S.C., Mahli, R.S., Yoder, A.D., Kistler, L., Perry, G.H. Evolutionary and phylogenetic insights from a nuclear genome of the extinct giant koala lemur Megaladapis edwardsi. Podium presentation. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. (Virtual).

*Marciniak, S., Poinar, H., Prowse, T. Revealing the imprints of malaria in antiquity: an integrated ancient DNA and bioarchaeological framework. Invited podium. Paleopathology Association. (Virtual).

2019
Marciniak, S., Bergey, C.M.,  Silva, A.M.,  Hałuszko, A.,  Furmanek, M.,  Veselka, B.,  Veleminsky, P.,  Vercellotti, G., Wahl, J., Zarina, G., Kiss, K.,  Köhler, K., Miliauskienė, Z., Simalcsik, A., Novak, M., Jankauskas, R., Hajdu, T., von Cramon-Taubadel, N., Pinhasi, R., Perry, G. The biological impact of the agricultural transition on human stature: evidence from ancient DNA and skeletal data. Podium presentation. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology (Banff, AB).

Marciniak, S., Bergey, C.M.,  Silva, A.M.,  Hałuszko, A.,  Furmanek, M.,  Veselka, B.,  Veleminsky, P.,  Vercellotti, G., Wahl, J., Kiss, K.,  Hajdu, T., von Cramon-Taubadel, N., Pinhasi, R., Perry, G. Plasticity and constraints on human stature: A 9,000 year perspective from ancient DNA and skeletal data. Poster presentation. Evolution. (Providence, RI).

Marciniak, S., Bergey, C.M.,  Silva, A.M.,  Hałuszko, A.,  Furmanek, M.,  Veselka, B.,  Veleminsky, P.,  Vercellotti, G., Wahl, J., Kiss, K.,  Hajdu, T., von Cramon-Taubadel, N., Pinhasi, R., Perry, G. Investigating human stature variation in prehistory with per-individual ancient DNA and osteological data. Podium presentation.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Cleveland, OH).

2018
Marciniak, S., Poinar, H.N., Prowse, T.L. Malaria in the rural hinterland of southern Italy: A multi-faceted anthropological and genomic perspective from Vagnari (1st-4th c. CE). Poster Symposium: Malaria in the Past: Current research into one of humanity’s oldest plagues. Binder, M., Gamble M., Marciniak S., Prowse T.L., organizers. American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Austin, TX).

2017
Marciniak, S. Underrepresented pathogens in the archaeological record:integrating ancient DNA techniques within a multi-faceted framework. Invited podium presentation. Canadian Association for Physical  Anthropology (Edmonton, AB).

Invited Talks/Seminars
March 2021
The promises and challenges of primate paleogenomics: Insights from the nuclear genome of a large extinct lemur Megaladapis edwardsi
(Rutgers University, Center for Human Evolutionary Studies)

November 2020
Ancient DNA: Revealing evolutionary history one genome at a time, BIOS 396 (Department of Biology, Lehigh University).

April 2020
Malaria in ancient Rome: Integrating ancient DNA, bioarchaeology and the historical record, ANTH 545 (Department of Anthropology, Penn State University).

March 2020
Harnessing ancient genomes to study health in the past, HIST 099 (Department of History, Georgetown University).

November 2018
Paleogenomic and anthropological perspectives on malaria in Italy (1st-2nd c. CE), (Department of History, Georgetown University).

September 2018
Using new technologies to study the relationship between pathogens and ancient migrations, “Diaspora, Migration and the Sciences” (Lorentz Center, Leiden).

March 2016
The Race Concept in Anthropology, ANTH 1AB3 Introduction to Anthropology: Race, Religion and Conflict (McMaster University, Hamilton).