Callahan Lab

Amanda Shore-Maggio
Graduate student

Born and raised in Gainesville Florida, Amanda stayed in her hometown to receive a B.S. in Microbiology and a B.S. in Environmental Science at the University of Florida in 2010. As an undergraduate, she worked in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition helping conduct clinical studies and assessing how micro-nutrients change gut microflora populations. However, growing up fishing, skiing, and snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Keys led her to say good-bye to clinical studies and take up marine biology as a future field of study. Under Dr. Sean Callahan at UH Manoa’s Department of Microbiology and with Dr. Greta Aeby at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Amanda now uses her skills of analyzing microflora populations to characterize commensal bacterial populations on coral and their role in coral health and defense. She has also been involved in several field studies, including disease management in Palmyra Atoll and coral disease monitoring in Papahanaumamokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. She is a certified NAUI Master SCUBA diver and University of Hawaii Science SCUBA diver. Outside of the lab and ocean, she enjoys playing video games, board games, and ultimate frisbee.

Amanda Shore
Graduate student
University of Hawaii
Department of Microbiology
207 Snyder Hall, 2538 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808 956-3658
Fax: 808 956-5430
Email: ashoreAThawaiiDOTedu