Research Scientists

Abdallah M Abdallah

Now at Bioscience Core Lab, KAUST

Research Interests: Genomics

Yong H Woo

Now at Prof Christoph Gehring's group, KAUST

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Biological networks and interactions, Genomics

Yung Shwen Ho

Now at Mark Tester group, KAUST

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Biological networks and interactions, Genomics, Plant biology & Desert agriculture

Consultant Research Scientists

Rupali Shivapurkar

Research Consultant

Research Interests: Apicomplexan parasites

Postdoctoral Fellows

Abhinav Kaushik

Now at Stanford Medicine

Research Interests: Bioinformatics

Chakkiath Antony

Now at Red Sea Research Center

Research Interests: Microbial metagenomics & metatranscriptomics, Pathogen discovery, Bacterial physiology

Hifzur Rahman Ansari

Now at National Guard Hospital, Jeddah

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Biological networks and interactions, Genomics

Malak Haidar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Genomics, Infectiology

Mamoon Rashid

Now at National Guard Hospital, Riyadh

Moataz F Mohamed

Now at University of Sydney

Research Interests: Genomics

Venu Margam

Now at E.I. Dupont, India Ltd

Qingtian Guan

PhD Student

Research Interests: Mycobacteria

Fathia Ben Rached

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Genomics, Host-pathogen interactions

Zineb Rchiad

Research Interests: Genomics

PhD Students

Abhinay Ramprasad

Now at Francis Crick Institute

Research Interests: Genomics, Bioinformatics

Alyaa M Abdel-Haleem Mohamed

Moved to Prof Takashi Gojobori's group​

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Genomics

Chongwei Bi

Moved to Prof Mo Li's group

Research Interests: Microbial genomics

Grant Hill-Cawthorne

Now at University of Sydney

Mona Alsomali

Now at Dow Chemicals

Research Interests: Genomics

Research Staff

Alka Saxena

Now at Seattle Biomed

Mridul Nair

Now at DKFZ, Universitat Heidelberg

Raeece Naeem

Moved to KAUST Facilities

Research Interests: Bioinformatics

Shoaib Amini

Now at CBRC, KAUST

MS Students

Annageldi Tayyrov

Now at ETH-Zurich

Christopher Beaudoin

Research Interests: Genomics, Bioinformatics, Microbiome

Ehab Moussa

Now at College of Pharmacy, Purdue University

Eriko Padron-Regalado

Now at University of Oxford

Farania Rangkuti-Koldzo

Now at University of Oxford

Ge Gao

Now at Prof. Chris Gehring's group, KAUST

Hanouf Alwajeeh

Research Interests: Genomics, Microbial genomics

Lailatul Hidayah

Now at Monash University Sunway Campus, KualaLumpur

Mariah Alawi

Research Interests: Microbial genomics, Apicomplexan parasites

Tariq Malas

Now at Prof. Vladimir Bajic's group, KAUST

Yara Alzahid

Now at Saudi Aramco

Khadijah M. Saidi

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Microbiome

Visiting Students

Reem Abu Shamma

Visiting Student Intern

Research Interests: Apicomplexan parasites, Genomics, gene editing, Confocal imaging

Sharani Choudhury

Visiting PhD student

Research Interests: Host-pathogen interactions, Genome and transcriptome analysis

Hoyam Mahgoub

Visiting student

Research Interests: Genomics

Ishikawa Masakazu

Visiting from National Institute of Genetics, Mishima ​

Salama Al Hamidhi

​Visiting Student

Research Interests: Genomics, Infectious diseases, Molecular Biology, Statistical genetics

Yee Chin Wong

Visiting from UKM, Malaysia and Malaysia Genome Institute​

Yuhei Imasato

Visiting PhD student

Research Interests: Genomics, Host-pathogen interactions, Infectious diseases