Research Interests

​My primary research interest are copepods. I am focused on studying their taxonomy and their ecological aspects involving their behavior, adaptations, grazing in relation to abiotic and biotic variability of the pelagic system.

Education Profile

  • ​PhD., Life and Biomolecular Science, Open University, UK, London

Professional Profile

  • ​2014-2015: Postdoctoral fellow, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)


  • Doctoral Fellowship by Institute per L'Ambiente Marino Costiereo (IAMC) of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) (February 2011- February 2014).
  • Abdus Salam fellowship by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) for UNESCO under the Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) Programme (October 2009-March 2010).

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Centre (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering