Check out our new paper that identifies a new genus and species of bacteria symbiotic with diatoms in IJSEM.
Shady was recently interviewed by The National newspaper and by the radio show The Agenda on Dubai Eye on October 10, 2023, to address the ongoing algal bloom happening at Yas Bay and neighboring residential neighborhood.
Shady has been nominated to the membership of the Committee on Climate Change for ISME.
Our review on the coral microbiome has been selected as an Editor's Choice review.
Shady's editorial on the microbial ecology of the Arabian/Persian gulf is out in Frontiers in Marine Science. Check out also the full Research Topic with exciting research from one of the least studied seas on the planet.
Fei has received a travel award to attend ASLO in Mallorca, Spain, from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Office at NYUAD.
Salah Abdelrazig joins the lab with strong metabolomics experience
Iulia Bibire joins the lab. Iulia will be working on the biogeochemistry of the Persian/Arabian Gulf.
Shady and the lab are featured on the UAEatExpo social media pages
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The Marine Microbiomics Lab
Our lab studies the role microbiomes play in the adaptation and evolution of important marine eukaryotes, particularly phytoplankton and corals. Using multiomics and physiological and phenotypic techniques, we examine how these microbiomes influence their hosts' physiology, evolution, response to the environment, and the effects of climate change and anthropogenic influences on these host-microbiome relationships.
Our lab is also extensively using cutting-edge techniques to study microbial ecology and beyond. We use microfluidics to study phytoplankton microbiomes at the single-cell level. We also use metabolomics and develop metabolomics techniques to study a wide range of questions, including host-microbiome interactions, saliva metabolomics, drug metabolism in the human gut and model system metabolomics.
Phytoplankton-Bacteria Symbiosis in Today’s Oceans:
Our goal is to understand how the microbiome of phytoplankton influences their adaptation to environmental conditions, such as nutrient limitation and climate change.