Research Interests

​My Ph.D. research focuses on the investigation of fish acclimation to environmental stressors, both natural (e.g. changes in salinity) and anthropogenic (e.g. global warming).
Through transcriptome assembly and differentially expressed gene analysis between experimental conditions, I am exploring the molecular mechanisms that allow fish from the Red Sea and the Great Barrier Reef to cope with a changing environment. 


Education Profile

  • ​M.Sc., Environmental Biology, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, 2013
  • B.Sc., Biological Sciences, Insubria University, Varese, Italy, 2010 

Professional Profile

  • ​2016 - PRESENT: Ph.D. student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 

KAUST Affiliations

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