Michael Sipos started at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Lab in late August of 2016 and is anticipated to graduate in spring of 2018. After graduating the University of Florida with a B.S. in Zoology in summer of 2013, Michael worked as a fisheries biologist at the UF SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Millhopper Lab researching barotrauma, release mortality, and the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Cape Canaveral Dredging projects. Currently he is pursuing his master’s thesis testing the efficacy of cGnRHIIa compared to sGnRHIIIa (OvaprimR) as an induced spawning hormone for red-tailed black sharks (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor) and upside-down catfish (Synodontis nigriventris).
Michael enjoys scuba diving, fishing, spearfishing and other outdoor activities on his free time.