Research Interests

​​I am a biologist who has always been interested in conservation related studies. Hence, the increasing rate of deterioration of coral reef ecosystems, which are the most biodiverse marine ecosystem worldwide, has raised my interest to understand the dynamics and processes involved in the resilience of reef building coral populations. Although I have used the population genetics approach to address this conservation problem, I am now more interested in exploring through functional genomics the adaptations of different coral species to particular environmental characteristics that can challenge coral reefs persistence in the face of the imminent climate change.  


Education Profile

  • M.Sc., Biology, specialisation in Human Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium, 2015
  • B. Sc, Biology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL), Bogotá, Colombia, 2011​

Professional Profile

  • 2015: Internship, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium
  • 2013: Research assistant, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2010: Internship, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Antioquia, Colombia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center(RSRC)