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Ms Student
Research Group: Mark Tester​​​ 
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Research Interest: ​ Plant Salinity Tolerance, Crop Development, Molecular Biology, Protein Function and Design  
arne.scheu^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Sea Side, 3254-WS06

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Mark Tester​

Research Interest: Plant Molecular Biology, Anion transport, Bioinformatics.
Bo.li^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld.2, Lev.3, Desert Side, 3287-WS10
PhD student 
Research Group: Mark Tester​​

eman.almalki^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, 3255-WS04

Lab Support

Research Group: Heribert Hirt

Gretty.ferrercarmenates^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3,desert side 3287-WS06
Senior Center Liaison Officer
john.klingler^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, 3328
​Ph. D. Student
Research Group: Ikram Blilou
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jose.moralestapia^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, 3326-WS08
​Bioinformatic Assistant
Research Group: Heribert Hirt​
kiruthiga.mariappan^+kaust.edu.sa
​Research Group - Prof. Salim Al-Babili​
mawadda.alghrably^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, lev. 3, sea side, Room 3254-WS06

Research Scientist

Research Group: Heribert Hirt

Research Interest: Plant genetics, Epigenetics, Chromatin regulation
florian.mette^+kaust.edu.sa
Ibn Al Haytham Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Sea Side, 3231-WS06
Administrative Assistant
nacera.himeur^+kaust.edu.sa
B 2 3254-WS03
Lab Support Personnel
shakila.zahir^+kaust.edu.sa

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Heribert Hirt​

yakun.xie^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, 3287-WS14
​Research Scientist
Research group: Mark Tester
Yong.Woo^+kaust.edu.sa
Building 2, Level 3, Sea Side, Ofiice 3231-WS06
Center Manager
emmanuelle.sougrat^+kaust.edu.sa

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Moussa Benhamed​​​ 

Research Interest: Epigenetics, Marine ecology, Comparative genomics, Next-generation sequence analysis​
alaguraj.veluchamy^+kaust.edu.sa
Research Scientist
Research Group: Mark Tester
damien.lightfoot^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, 3326-WS12
Nina V Fedoroff
Professor Emerita
Research Interest: Molecular epigenetics, plant biology, biological networks, systems agriculture
nina.fedoroff^+kaust.edu.sa
Fadia Balkhair
Lab Support Personnel
Fadia.Balkhair^+kaust.edu.sa
Aftab Alam

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interest: Aquaculture, aquaponics, integrated agriculture, halophytes, seaweed production, integrated marine multi trophic aquaculture, biodiversity.
aftab.alam^+kaust.edu.sa

PhD Student

Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz

Research Interest: Targeted genome editing, Synthetic nucleases, TALENs, CRISPR/Cas9 System
agnieszka.piatek^+kaust.edu.sa
Ali Mahjoub

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Nina V Fedoroff​​

Research Interest: Desert agriculture, plant domestication, plant abiotic stress, crop improvement, crop yield enhancement.
ali.mahjoub^+kaust.edu.sa

Research Scientist

Research Group: Heribert Hirt

Research Interest: Sediment microbiology, microbial ecology, microbial genomics, planctomycetes, plant-microbe interactions.
feras.lafi^+kaust.edu.sa
Director, Greenhouses
muppala.reddy^+kaust.edu.sa

Senior Research Scientist

ali.idris^+kaust.edu.sa

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Heribert Hirt

Research Interest: Abiotic stresses, MAP kinases, PGPR, signal transduction
axel.zelicourt^+kaust.edu.sa

Lab Technician ​​​

Fangfang.Wu^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Sea Side
​Research Scientist
Research Group: Mark Tester
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Research Interest: Sodium transport, Signal transduction pathways
Fouad.Lemtiri-Chlieh^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 4, Office 4272
Fousiya Thottathil

Business Administrator

fousiya.thottathil^+kaust.edu.sa
Hatoon Baazim

Ms Student

Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz

Research Interest: Transcriptional modulation in plants using RNA-guided technologie
hatoon.baazim^+kaust.edu.sa
Lab Support Personnel
jennilyn.dilao^+kaust.edu.sa

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Mark Tester​​

Research Interest: Salt Tolerance, Genomics, Biotechnology, Quinoa, Crop Improvement
david.jarvis^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Sea side, 3231-WS14

Assistant Professor, Plant Science​

Research Interest: Plant development; stress; cell cycle; epigenetics; chromatin organization; histone modification; non coding RNA.
moussa.benhamed^+kaust.edu.sa

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Nina V Fedoroff

Research Interest: Halophyte genomics, physiology and domestication, saline crops, molecular plant breeding
mohammad.khan.1^+kaust.edu.sa
Zahrah Alnajrani
Executive Secretary​
zahrah.alnajrani^+kaust.edu.sa

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Salim Al-babili

Research Interest: Carotenoid Cleavage Dioxygenase (CCD), plant hormones, β-Carotene, strigolactone
dongjin.kim^+kaust.edu.sa
Greenhouse Support
marina.khashat^+kaust.edu.sa

Technical Specialist​

Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz​

Research Interest: Genome modification, plant stress tolerance, seed-storage-protein delivery.
Lixin.li^+kaust.edu.sa

Research Scientist 

Research Group: Mark Tester
Research Interest: Genomics, Bioinformatics, Big Data Visualization, Computational Biology
ho.shwen^+kaust.edu.sa
Building 2, Level 2, Office 3326-WS13
mohammed Ewis

Post Doctoral Fellw

Research Group: Nina V Fedoroff

Research Interest: Greenhouse and plant nutrition, hydroponic and irrigation system, microorganisms inoculation, abiotic stress
mohamed.abdelaziz^+kaust.edu.sa

Lab Technician

sundus.bukhari^+kaust.edu.sa

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Mark Tester​

Research Interest: Molecular biology, Biochemistry
moonsun.hwang^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Desert side, 3287-WS15

Technician

Suyeon.kang^+kaust.edu.sa

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Nina V Fedoroff​

Research Interest: Molecular mechanism of plant transposable elements, protein-protein interaction studies, gene characterization and expression in plants and yeast, gene silencing, characterization of C. elegans G-protein coupled receptors .
muhammad.tehseen^+kaust.edu.sa
Research Assistant
soumaya.belkharchouche^+kaust.edu.sa
Mustapha Aouida

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz

Research Interest: Genome engineering, metabolic engineering, yeast genetics and molecular biology, microbiology
mustapha.aouida^+kaust.edu.sa
Lab Support Personnel​a
zolzaya.togookhuu^+kaust.edu.sa

Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Research Interest: Plant Salinity Tolerance, genetic engineering, signalling
shawkat.ali^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Sea Side, 3231-WS17
​Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Group: Moussa Benhamed
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Research Interest: ​Epigenetics, Marine ecology, Comparative genomics, Next-generation sequence analysis
soonkap.kim^+kaust.edu.sa
Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Group: Salim Al-Babili 
Research Interest: ​​
valentine.ntui^+kaust.edu.sa

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Salim Al-Babili​

Research Interest: Analytical Chemistry, chromatography, plant hormones, saponins
xiujie.guo^+kaust.edu.sa