Research Interests

My research interest is in environmental virology. My main aim focuses on determining the potential viability of infectious viruses and their survival in certain environmental areas by the development and the evaluation of virus detection methods. This research will explore the factors behind the spread of viral infections in different environmental areas including the Red Sea. 


Education Profile

  • MSc.; Medical Microbiology - School of Life Science, the University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, 2014
  •  BSc.; Science College, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2005

Professional Profile

  • 2015-present: Ph.D.-Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology - Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia,
  • 2012-present: On a Government Scholarship for the graduate studies.
  • 2009-2012: Lecturer at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2006: Microbiology teacher, Dr. Soliman Faqeeh Hospital (Academy), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2005-2006: Microbiology Technician in Bacteriology Laboratory, Dr. Soliman Faqeeh Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 


KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division  (BESE)