Sarah Abdullah Gozai Alghamdi

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Sarah’s research interest focuses on the interplay between diatoms, diatom macromolecules and their surrounding red sea environment.


  • M.Sc., Cell and Molecular Biology, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2015
  • B.Sc., Genomics and Biotechnology, KAU, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2014

Professional Profile

  • 2016-present: Lecturer, UJ, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2016: Teaching Assistant, UJ, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • International Society of Diatom Research (ISDR)


• Certificate of appreciation for distinctive efforts as a member in administrative units, Faculty of Science, University of Jeddah, 2016 and 2017.
• First Honors degree in BSc Genomics and Biotechnology, King Abdulaziz University, 2014.
• Certificates of excellence, Deanship of Student Affairs at King Abdulaziz University, 2013 and 2014.

KAUST Affiliations

  • RSRC - Red Sea Research Center
  • BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Diatoms Microalgae Molecular biology Marine ecology Genomics Aquatic ecosystems