Aala A. Abulfaraj, first author of “Analysis of the Arabidopsis coilin mutant reveals a positive role of AtCOILIN in plant immunity”
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics at King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2013-2018 Ph.D. Molecular Genetics, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA.
2009-2011 M.Sc. Molecular Biology, Troy University, USA.
1998-2003 B.Sc. Biochemistry, King Abdulaziz University (KAU), KSA.
Non-scientific interests: Traveling, sunny and sandy beaches
My research focus is on signal transduction, molecular communications in plants to regulate defense responses under environmental stress conditions, plant-microbe interactions, developing genome editing technologies to improve plant performance. Currently, I am working on the microbiome structure and its impact.