Research Interests

​As a plankton biologist Reny's primary focus lies in the field of microphytoplankton taxonomy. Reny is also interested in studying the interaction between phytoplankton and zooplankton. Impact of UV radiation as well as increasing global temperature on the survival of planktonic organisms were also focused.


Education Profile

  • ​M.Sc., Botany. M.G University, Kerala, India, 2003
  • B.Ed., Natural Sciences, M.G University, Kerala, India, 2004
  • B.Sc., Botany. M.G University, Kerala, India, 2001

Professional Profile

  • ​2019 - Present, Research Specialist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2011- 2018, Lecturer, Faculty of Marine Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2007- 2011, Project fellow, National Institute of Oceanography, Cochin, India

KAUST Affiliations

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