Ruba Ashy




Building 2, Level 2, 2247-WS01


​My research interest is in environmental virology. My main aim focuses on detecting the potential viability of infectious viruses and their survival in certain environmental areas by the development and the evaluation of virus detection methods.  This research will explore the factors behind the spread of viral infections in different environmental areas.

Research Interest

Environmental Virology, Viral infections, Microbiology, Marine Ecology, Global Change


  • Ph.D. Student, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2015 - present
  • M.Sc., Medical Microbiology, School of Life Science, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, 2014
  • B.Sc., Microbiology, Science College, 
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2005

KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)