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Job Opportunities

If you're interested in joining our lab as a postdoc working with diatoms or with corals, please see these recent postings:

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Shady has been nominated to the membership of the Committee on Climate Change for ISME.

Publication Highlight

Our review on the coral microbiome has been selected as an Editor's Choice review.

New Publication

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.

Conference Proceedings

Fei and Carly present their exciting research about harmful algal blooms and diatom microbiomes at the single cell level at ASLO in Mallorca, Spain.

New Publication

Amin's and Michael's new review on the coral microbiome is out in FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Award Announcement

Fei has received a travel award to attend ASLO in Mallorca, Spain, from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Office at NYUAD.


New Member

Salah Abdelrazig joins the lab with strong metabolomics experience

New Member

Iulia Bibire joins the lab. Iulia will be working on the biogeochemistry of the Persian/Arabian Gulf.

Media Coverage

Shady and the lab are featured on the UAEatExpo social media pages

Conference Proceedings

Carly and Amin present a posters at the
18th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Award Announcement

Amiteash is shortlisted for the Global Student Prize worth $100,000

For full list of exciting news, visit our News page.

Recent News

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.

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