Noha Omar Saber

Research Staff

Research Specialist


Building 2, Level 3, Sea Side, 3254-WS24


Noha Omar Saber is a medical laboratory technologist who graduated from King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia). She spent her internship year at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (Saudi Arabia).

As a self-motivated, ambitious, and reliable laboratory technologist, Saber has gained extensive experience through her work in both medical and research labs. She contributes both technically and intellectually to a variety of projects, and to the daily lab management and the smooth operations of The Salt Lab.

Selected Publications

  • The genome of Chenopodium quinoa, Jarvis DE*, Ho YS*, Lightfoot DJ*, Schmöckel SM*, Li B*, Borm T, Ohyanagi H, Mineta K, Michell CT, Saber N, Kharbatia NM, Rupper RR, Sharp AR, Dally N, Boughton BA, Woo YH, Gao G, Schijlen E, Guo X, Momin AA, Negrão S, Al-Babili S, Gehring C, Roessner U, Jung C, Murphy K, Arold ST, Gojobori T, van der Linden CG, van Loo EN, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ, Tester M, Nature, 2017, 542:307. *These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • Genetic mapping of the early responses to salt stress in Arabidopsis thaliana, Awlia M, Alshareef N, Saber N, Korte A, Oakey H, Panzarova K, Trtilek M, Negrao S, Tester M, Julkowska M, The Plant Journal, 2021.


  • Bachelor, Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Professional Profile

  • March 2015 - present: Research Specialist, The Salt Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • April 2010 - October 2011: John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009 - 2010: King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia


  • December 2022: Lab Safety Award, Center for Desert Agriculture (CDA), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Research Interests Keywords

molecular biology salinity tolerance