Research Interests

​I am interested in marine prokaryotes (Bacteria and Archaea) and their distributions in the ocean. I work mainly with flow cytometry to measure prokaryotic abundances and sizes and with 16S to analyze their diversity. Currently, my work seeks to relate the distribution patterns of microbes to the latitudinal environmental gradients of the Red Sea.


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Biogeosciences, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, 2016
  • M.Sc, Teacher Training, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2016
  • M.Sc, Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, 2011
  • B.Sc., Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid,Spain, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2017-now: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST
  • 2011-2016: PhD student, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Gijón/Xixón, Spain

KAUST Affiliations

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