Alessandro Moret

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Alessandro is researching the symbiosis between the anemone Exaiptasia pallida and Symbiodinium sp., and between the hard coral Stylophora pistillata and Symbiodinium sp. In particular, he is focused on the controlling system at the base of their partnership.

Selected Publications

  • A shift away from mutualism under food-deprived conditions in an anemone-dinoflagellate association 
    Shao-En Peng​, Alessandro Moret, Cherilyn Chang, Anderson B. Mayfield, Yu-Ting Ren, Wan-Na...
    PeerJ, (2020)


  • ​MSc.,  Marine Biology, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, 2015
  • BSc., Biology, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy, 2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2019: Internships (2), KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2016: Internship, Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Pingtung, Taiwan
  • 2013-2014: Internship, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

coral Symbiosis Algal biology Marine ecology Coral physiology