Ph.D. Students

Adam Barno

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine microbial ecology, Coral Microbiology, Molecular biology, Marine Probiotics, Epigenetics

Afrah Alothman

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine, Diatoms, Iron, Organic carbon, Temperature

Aislinn Dunne

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Aquaculture, Water quality, Marine Ecology and Conservation, Coastal Zone Management

Alessandro Moret

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: coral, Symbiosis, Algal biology, Marine ecology, Coral physiology

Alexa Foster

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Marine Connectivity, Conservation biology, Citizen science

Anastasiia Martynova

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Microplastics, ​Plastic pollution

Anieka Parry

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Applied Statistics, Marine ecology, Chemical Ecology, Spectroscopy, Cnidarian symbiosis

Ashwag Asseri

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Global change, Marine ecology

Chunzhi Cai

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine Ecotoxicology, Marine Mussels, Marine Algae, Heavy Metal Pollution, Metal Biokenetics

Colleen Campbell

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Marine modeling, GIS, Movement

Collin Williams

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Fish biology, Fisheries management

Diego Rivera Rosas

Ph.D. Student

Eleonora Re

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Marine biology, ​​Community ecology, Coral restoration, Coral conservation, Corals, Climate Change

Elisa Laiolo

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine microbial ecology, Metagenomics, Functional and comparative genomics, Sediment Habitats, Blue Carbon habitats

Eman Sabbagh

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Red Sea, Viruses, Heterotrophic nanoflagellates, Heterotrophic Bacteria, abundance, flowcytometry

Francesca Giovenzana

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Modern and fossil foraminifera, Paleoecology, Carbonate Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Micropaleontology

Gloria Lisbet Gil Ramos

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Coral reef ecology, Marine ecology, Conservation, Biodiversity, Fish biodiversity, ​​Reef fish, Fisheries

Hanaa Allehaibi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Stem cells, Oncology, Drug delivery, Organoids, Host-pathogen interaction

Huajing Yan

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Coral reef ecosystems, Climate Change, Anthropogenic stressors

Huawen Zhong

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Coral symbiosis, Transcriptome and regulatory network

Inês Goncalves Raimundo

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine Metagenomics, Marine microbial ecology, Microbial Cultivation, Functional and comparative genomics, Blue Biotechnology

Ioana Andreea Ciocanaru

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Sustainable development, Monitoring, Mangroves, Seagrass, Coral reef habitats

Isabel Armelles Vicent

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biological Oceanography, Ecology, Monitoring and assessment, Global change, Anthropogenic stressors, Symbionts

Jacqueline Victoria Alva García

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Marine conservation, ​Coral reefs, Bioremediation

Jörg Follmann

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Hydrothermal systems, Sulfide mineralization, Red Sea geology

Jose De Oliveira Filho

PhD Student

Research Interests: Sensing platforms, Prototyping, Embedded systems, Energy harvesting

Kah Kheng Lim

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Population genetics, Conservation biology, Marine Ecotoxicology, Statistical modelling

Kirsty Scott

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Deep-sea ecology, Deep sea coral ecology

Laura Macrina

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Biodiversity, Benthic Ecology, Marine ecology, Evolution

Lera Shepard

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Astrobiology, Biophysics, Space exploration, Environmental microbiology

Lila Aldakheel

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Molecular biology and Genetics, Structural Biology and Imaging, Extremophiles and microbiomes, ​Plastic pollution

Lily Genevier

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Fisheries management, Statistical modelling, Global change biology

Lucía Pombo Ayora

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Ecosystem functions, Fish ecology

Lucrezia Celeste Bonzi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Genomics, Climate Change, Fish biology

Luthfiyyah Azizah

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Phytoplankton, Environmental pollution, Marine ecology

Marcelle Barreto

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Coral reef ecology, Assisted evolution, Ecological genomics, Climate Change

Marco Casartelli

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine biology, Phylogeny, Biogeography

Marta Andrea Ezeta Watts

PhD Student

Research Interests: ​Coral reef, Ecology, community, Coral identification, Morphology, Coral restoration, Conservation, Science communication

Matthew Tietbohl

​​​​​​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Food webs, Resilience, Conservation, Restoration, Biodiversity, Mesophotic reefs

Max Dhillon

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Coral reef restoration, Coral reef ecology, Marine ecology, Assisted evolution

Megan Nolan

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Benthic Ecology, Mesophotic reefs, Spatial modelling

Micaela Justo

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​​Reef fish, Connectivity, Larval dispersal, Behavioral ecological

Michelle-Nicole Havlik

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Bioacoustics, Marine biology, Coral reef ecology

Migle Kotryna Konciute

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Molecular biology, Coral symbiosis

Milica Predragovic

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, GIS, MSP

Natalie Dunn

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Coral reef benthic communities, Spatial ecology, Habitat mapping, Ecosystem functions

Nathalia Delgadillo

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Microbial communities, Deep-sea ecology, Biotechnology, Bioremediation

Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Marine ecology

Rayyan Alamoudi

Ph.D. Student

Saeed Amin

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, The Red Sea, ​Bacteria, Archaea, Macroalgae, Bioinformatics, Metagenomics, Next generation sequencing (NGS)

Sarah Abdullah Gozai Alghamdi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Diatoms, Microalgae, Molecular biology, Marine ecology, Genomics, Aquatic ecosystems

Sharifah Altalhi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Environmental biotechnology, Extremophiles, Antimicrobial resistance, Bioremediation

Shiou-Han Hung

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Materials modeling

Silvia Arossa

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, ​Coral ecology, Global change biology, Marine pollution, ​Plastic pollution, ​Ecotoxicology

Silvia Vicario

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Corals, Antipatharia, Coral phylogeny, Marine conservation, Ecology

Silvia Vimercati

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Coevolution, ​Coral reefs, Symbiosis, Biodiversity

Sofia Frappi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Marine science, Marine biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Genetics, Ethology, Zoology, Elasmobranchs, Sharks, Rays, Skates, Conservation, Conservation of endangered species

Stephania Palacios Narvaez

PhD Student

Research Interests: Fish ecology, Coral reef ecology, Fish interactions, Trophic ecology, Climate Change

Sulamita Santos Correa

Visiting student at Microbial EcoGenomics and Biotechnology Laboratory (MEGB)

Research Interests: Plants, Molecular biology, Bioquimica, omics, ​Marine bacteria

Susanne Bähr

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Corals, Coral symbiosis, Crustaceans, Fluorescence, Biodiversity

Taiba A. Alamoudi

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Climate Change, Aquaculture, Molecular Ecology, Data Science

Viktor Nunes Peinemann

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Cryptofauna, eDna, Conservation

Wally Rich

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Coral ecology, Global change biology, Species interactions

Wang Liu

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Carbon flux, Primary productivity, Marine ecology, Plankton, Climate Change

Xinyuan Yang

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Microbial ecology, Mangrove ecosystem microbiology