Research Interests

​I study the genetic flux of seagrass and seaweed between populations of both Red Sea and the Arctic. In parallel, I assess the contribution of these macrophytes to sediment carbon pools tracing environmental DNA in marine sediments


Education Profile

  • M.Sc.; in Marine Biology, KAUST, 2016
  • B.Sc.; in Biology, Universidad del Valle, 2014
  • B.A.; in History, Universidad del Valle, 2014


Professional Profile

  • 2017-Present: Ph.D. student, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2016: Graduate research student, Reef Genomics Lab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-2014: Undergraduate research student, Department of Biology, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
  • 2006-2010: Undergraduate research student, Department of History, Universidad del Valle, Colombia​


KAUST Affiliations

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