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Amy Siceloff selected as recipient of 2023 Beverly Hirsh Frank Graduate Fellowship

Amy Siceloff


The purpose of this fellowship is to recruit, support, and encourage exceptional graduate-level study and research in all fields of life and physical sciences with emphasis in interdisciplinary and emerging fields.

Amy Siceloff
Department of Microbiology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Amy Siceloff attended Florida State University and graduated in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in computer science. Her undergraduate research was focused on studying coral reef lagoon dynamics. Specifically, the project consisted of assessing the health of coral reefs in Moorea, French Polynesia by scoring hundreds of pictures of the reefs and analyzing the biodiversity levels. Amy used the machine learning platform CoralNet to annotate the pictures of the coral reefs to keep track of the organisms identified, as well as the amount of hard substrate present on the reefs. Amy is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When she is at home, she likes going to the beach and spending time with her family. Since moving to Athens, Amy likes taking her dog to the park and finding new restaurants to try. Amy started at the University of Georgia in August 2020 and is currently a member of the Shariat Lab, where she studies multiserovar Salmonella populations in food animals and the environment. In particular, Amy’s research focuses on the live production side of the poultry industry, and her research will provide important information about Salmonella population dynamics and support the industry in developing effective mitigation strategies.


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