Research Interests

​My current research is to assess the population connectivity and functional diversity of corals and fishes from the Red Sea marine environment. I am primarily a fish ecologist investigating ecological and evolutionary questions with various approaches, which include trophic ecology, functional diversity, comparative phylogenetic methods, and genomic data. 

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium,2017. 
  • M. Sc., Marine and lacustrine Science and management, Ghent University, Free University of Brussels, Antwerp University, Belgium, 2012.
  • B. Sc., Biology, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium, 2010. 

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. 
  • 2017-2018: Postdoctoral fellow, WBI.
  • 2013: Scientific collaborator, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium. 


  • ​2017-2018: Grant of excellence WBI for postdoctoral research.
  • 2016: Fulbright grant Belgium-U.S.
  • 2013-2017: F.R.S-FNRS fellowship for Ph.D. 

KAUST Affiliations

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