Faculty

The BESE Division includes the following members of the KAUST faculty:

Antonio Adamo
Assistant Professor, Bioscience

Professor, Marine Science 

Red Sea Research Center

Salim Al-Babili​
Associate Professor, Plant Science 
Center for Desert Agriculture

Gary Amy
Professor Emeritus

Manuel Aranda 
Assistant Professor, Marine Science 
Red Sea Research Center

Stefan Arold ​
Associate Professor, Bioscience 

Moussa Benhamed​
Assistant Professor, Plant Science
Desert Agriculture Initiative

Michael Berumen
Associate Professor, Marine Science 
Red Sea Research Center

Daniele Daffonchio
Professor, Bioscience

Carlos Duarte
Professor, Marine Science
Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology 

Red Sea Research Center

Andrea Falqui
Associate Professor, Bioscience

Nina Fedoroff
Distinguished Professor Emerita

Wolfgang Fischle​
Professor, Bioscience

Noreddine Ghaffour
Research Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering

Chris Gehring
Professor Emeritus

Takashi Gojobori​
Distinguished Professor, Bioscience
Associate Director Computational Bioscience Research Center

Satoshi Habuchi
Associate Professor, Bioscience

Samir Hamdan
Associate Professor, Bioscience

Charlotte Hauser
Professor, Bioscience

Heribert Hirt​
Professor, Bioscience
Desert Agriculture Initiative

Peiying Hong
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering
Water Desalination and Reuse Center

Sahika Inal​
Assistant Professor, Bioscience

Lucasz Jaremko​​
Assistant Professor, Bioscience

Mariusz Jaremko​
Assistant Professor, Bioscience 

Burt Jones 
Professor, Marine Science
Red Sea Research Center

TorOve Leiknes

Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering
Water Desalination and Reuse Center

Mo Li
Assistant Professor, Bioscience

Carlo Liberale
Assistant Professor, Bioscience 

Pierre Magistretti
Dean, BESE Division
Distinguished Professor, Bioscience

Magdy Mahfouz

Assistant Professor, Plant Science 
Desert Agriculture Initiative

Matthew McCabe
Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering

Water Desalination and Reuse Center

Jasmeen Merzaban​
Assistant Professor, Bioscience

Himanshu Mishra
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering

Water Desalination and Reuse Center

Xelu Moran​
Associate Professor, Marine Science

Red Sea Reseach Center

Kim Choon NG
Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering
Water Desalination and Reuse Center

Suzana Nunes
Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Associate Dean, BESE Division

Valerio Orlando​
Professor, Bioscience 
Head of Environmental Epigenetics Research Program

Arnab Pain​
Professor, Bioscience

Timothy Ravasi
Professor, Bioscience
Computational Bioscience Research Center

Pascal Saikaly
Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering
Water Desalination and Reuse Center

Jesper Tegnér
Professor, Bioscience and Computer Science

Mark Tester​​
Professor, Plant Science 
Desert Agriculture Initiative

Christian Voolstra
Associate Professor, Marine Science
Red Sea Research Center

Hans Vrouwenvelder
Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering
Acting Director, Water Desalination and Reuse Center

Peng Wang
Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering
Water Desalination and Reuse Center