Sadaf Umer

Center Operations Team

Lab Manager

Research Interests

 Sadaf Umer is interested in lab management, occupational health, and safety. 


  • MA, Public and Environmental Health, University of Derby, UK, 2019
  • MBBS (Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), Punjab Medical College, Pakistan, 2006 

Professional Profile

  • 2019-present: Lab Manager, Center for Desert Agriculture, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2019: Lab Manager, Extreme Systems Microbiology Lab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-2015: Research Consultant, Water Desalination and Reuse Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2012: Research Technician, Water Desalination and Reuse Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2007-2008: Junior Lecturer, Pharmacology Department, FUMC, Pakistan
  • 2005-2006: Medical and Surgical Resident, FFMH, Pakistan 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Association (PMDC) 


  • 2018 LSR Recognition Award: KAUST
  • 2016 Individual Lab Safety Recognition Award, Research Safety, KAUST
  • 2003 Award in Forensic Medicine, PMC, Pakistan 

Research Interests Keywords

occupational health