Afrah Alothman

PhD Students

PhD student



Building 2, Level 2, 2207-WS12


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 Interest

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)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology Phytoplankton Organic carbon Bacteria