Noor Al-Bader

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow



Research Interests

My biological emphasis has been genome variations from a population scale to species across taxon, and the role of genomes in the evolution of plants and inherit traits. I previously focused on comparative genomics and stress (abiotic and biotic) biology in Oryza sativa, in both cultivated and landrace genotypes and now exploit the Oryza wild species and their natural variation to biotic and abiotic factors. I aims to create platinum-standard genomes and gene-annotations, as well as, explore the genome content and natural variation within the Oryza genus. In doing so, I cover fundamentals of molecular evolution and evolutionary genomics via statistical methods and the analysis genomic datasets using bioinformatic tools to help expand the understanding of genome evolution. 


  • Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2019
  • M.Sc., Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2014
  • B.Sc., Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2012 

Professional Profile

  • 2019-current: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 

KAUST Affiliations

Prof. Rod Wing's Group

CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture

BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Bioinformatics, Platinum-Standard RefSeq Genomes, Genome Annotation, Ontologies, Expression Analysis, Biostatistics, Abiotic and Biotic Plant Stress, Vegetable Breeding, Population Genetics