Samir Aljbour

Postdoctoral Fellows

Post-doctoral fellow



Buiding 2, Level 3, 3216-WS18


In my research, I focus on understanding the physiological and biochemical responses of jellyfish to selected climate change-driven changes in environmental factors (i.e., temperature and UV light). Furthermore, the effect of oil pollution in Red Sea on jellyfish physiology is to be investigated as well.

My research aims at characterizing the underlying mechanisms of jellyfish’s proposed robustness to changing environmental factors. The results of my research provide a framework for understanding the physiological tolerance of jellyfish under possible future climate changes.

Selected Publications


Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 2017

M.Sc., Biological Sciences, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan, 2011

B.Sc. , Biological Sciences, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan, 2008

Professional Profile

2021- Now: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2019 -2020: Full-time lecturer, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan

2018 -2019: Researcher (Guest Scientist), ZMT, Bremen, Germany

2013-2015: Research & teaching assistant, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan

KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC), Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Jellyfish Marine Pollutants Stress Response Metabolic Responses Marine Biology