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​Ph.D. Student
Research Group: Salim Al-Babili
Research Interest: ​Plant molecular biology, Reverse genetics, Bioinformatics, Plant metabolomics and biochemistry​
abdugaffor.ablazov^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, desert side, 3287-WS02
​Ph. D. Student
Research group: Salim Al-Babili
Abrar.felemban^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, 3288-WS09
​Ph. D. Student
Research group: Magdy Mahfouz
Research Interest: ​Molecular Biology, Genome Engineering
ahmed.mahas^+kaust.edu.sa
Bldg. 2, Lev. 3, Sea side, Office 3254-WS03
​Ms Student
Research Group: Prof. Salim Al-Babili​ 
aigerim.rakhmatulina^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, sea side, 3254-WS07

PhD Student

Research Group: Heribert Hirt

Research Interest: Microbiology, Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Next generation sequencing, Gas chromatography
Ameerah.bokhari^+kaust.edu.sa
Building 2, level 3, desert side, 3288-WS05
​Ph.D.​ Student
Research Group: Heribert Hirt
Research Interest: ​Plant-pathogen interaction, plants’ defense mechanisms, MAPK signalosomes
anna.siodmak^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, desert side, 3287-WS15
​Ph. D. Student
Research Group: Mark Tester
Research Interest: ​Genetics and Genomics, Crop science, Quinoa, Cereals, Wild species, Evolution
elodie.rey^+kaust.edu.sa
Bldg. 2, Lev. 3, seaside, 3254-WS07
​Ph. D. Student
Research Group: Mark Tester
ge.gao^+kaust.edu.sa
B1/L3 - 3254-WS09

PhD Student

Research Group: Heribert Hirt

Research Interest: Molecular Biology, Microbiology, plant-microbe interaction, Biochemistry.
Hanin.alzubaidy^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld.2, Lev.3, Desert Side, 3288-WS03
Research Group: Salim Al-Babili
Research Interest: ​Plant biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Analytical Chemistry
Jianyou.wang^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Desert Side, Room 3287-WS10
Research Group: Salim Al-Babili
Research Interest: ​Synthetic biology
justine.braguy^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Desert Side, Room 3287-WS08

PhD Student

Research Group: Mark Tester

Research Interest: Salinity tolerance, Molecular biology, Plant genomics, Rice
nadia.tamimi^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld.2, Lev.3, Sea Side, 3254-WS20
​Ph. D. Student
Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz
Research Interest: ​Plant heat stress response, heat acclimation, Arabidopsis, RNA-binding proteins, CRISPER-Cas9
natalia.serrano^+kaust.edu.sa
Bldg.. 2, Lev. 3, Sea Side, Office 3254-WS02
​Ph.D. Student
Research Group: Heribert Hirt
Research Interest: ​Plant Molecular biology, CRISPR/Cas9 , chromatin remodeling and epigenetic regulation in innate immunity and Bioinformatics
prabhu.manickam^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, desert side, 3287-WS05
​Ph. D. Student
Research Group: Salim Al-Babili
randa.zarban^+kaust.edu.sa
Bldg. 2, Lev. 3, Sea Side, Office 3254-WS16
Ph.D. Student
Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz
radwa.kamel^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, sea side, 3255-WS03

PhD Student

Research Group: Heribert Group

Rewaa.jalal^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3,3288-WS08
​PhD Student
Research Group: Ikram Blilou
Research Interest: ​Plant Science, 3D Visualization Techniques, X-ray micro-Computed Tomography
vinicius.lube^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, 3266-WS06
PhD Student
Research Group: Ikram Blilou
yang.zhang.2^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, 3266-WS12

PhD Student 

Research Group: Prof. Heribert Hirt

Research Interest: Genome engineering, DNA analysis and sequencing, biotechnology
aala.abulfaraj^+kaust.edu.sa

PhD Student

Research Group: Heribert Hirt

Research Interest: Molecular Plant Pathology, Plant physiology, Plant-microorganism interactions, Biotechnology, and Molecular Biology
juan.ramirezprado^+kaust.edu.sa

PhD Student

Research Group: Mark Tester

Research Interest: Plant Physiology, Salinity Tolerance, Global Food Security, Plant Genetics, Genome-Wide Association Studies
mitchell.morton^+kaust.edu.sa
Building 2, Level 3, Sea Side, Desk 3254-WS17

PhD Student

Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz​

Research Interest: Genome engineering, Synthetic Biology and recombinant protein production
ayman.eid^+kaust.edu.sa

PhD Student

Research Group: Mark Tester​​

Research Interest: Barley, salinity tolerance, GWAS, association mapping, genotyping, phenotyping, phenomics
Stephanie.saade^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld.2, Lev.3, Sea Side, 3254-WS11

PhD Student

Research Group: Salim Al-Babili

haneen.abuauf^+kaust.edu.sa
PhD Student
Research Group: Salim Al-Babili
lina.baz^+Kaust.edu.sa

PhD Student

Research Group:  Heribert Hirt

Research Interest: Epigenetics, microRNA processing,  plant stress response, regulation of stress gene expression
mai.jarad^+kaust.edu.sa

PhD Student

Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz

Research Interest: Molecular biology, nutrition, clinical biochemistry
manal.tashkandi^+kaust.edu.sa

PhD Student

Research Group: Mark Tester

Research Interest: Arabidopsis thaliana, salt stress, salinity tolerance, osmotic component, phenomics, association and QTL mapping, image analysis, cell signaling, biochemistry, biotechnology
mariam.awlia^+kaust.edu.sa
Building 2, Seaside, Level 3

PhD Student

Research Group: Mark Tester

Research Interest: Plant physiology, genetic engineering and molecular biology.
mashael.alqahtani^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, sea side, 3254-WS13

PhD Student

Research Group: Mark Tester

Research Interest: Abiotic stress, Salt stress, heat stress, transcription factors, gene regulatory network, NAC TF, JUB1.
nouf.shareef^+kaust.edu.sa
Bldg2, level 3, sea side, 3255-WS02

PhD Student

Researh Group: Mark Tester

Research Interest: Salt Tolerance, Halophytes, Tissue Tolerance, Saponins
octavio.salazarmoya^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Sea Side, 3254-WS18

PhD student

Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz

Research Interest: Genome-engineering
sahar.shareef^+kaust.edu.sa

PhD Student​

Research Group: Mark Tester

Research Interest: Plant genetics, Plant physiology, Molecular biology, Sustainable agriculture, Crop improvement, Salinity tolerance in tomato plants, Wild relatives of tomato, Galapagos tomatoes.
yveline.pailles^+kaust.edu.sa
Bld. 2, Lev. 3, Area 4, Sea Side, 3254-WS04