Biological Oceanography Lab
Research Group Website


Afrah Alothman

PhD Students


I have been working before on diatoms response to the presence of organic matter such as urea in the lack of iron. I am now interested in both diatoms and bacteria interaction in different environmental conditions such as high temperature.

Research Interests

Marine, diatoms, bacteria, iron, organic carbon, temperature


Ph.D., Student, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2018 - present
M.Sc., Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 2017
B.Sc., Biology, King Faisal University, AlAhsa, Saudi Arabia, 2012

Professional Profile

2016-2017: Teaching assistant, DAL, Halifax, Canada

KAUST Affiliations

​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)