Research Interests

​Using molecular knockdown techniques to determine genes responsible in the symbiont recognition and initial symbiotic establishment between corals and Symbiodinium.


Education Profile

  • ​B.Sc., Clinical Laboratory Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2006
  • M.Sc., Molecular & Cell Biology, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, United States, 2012
  • M.H.Sc., Medical Laboratory Science, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, United States, 2012​

Professional Profile

  • 2012-present: PhD student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2006-2010: Clinical Technologist in Clinical Cytogenetics lab, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia​

KAUST Affiliations