"Passion governs all that I do"


Having been trained in the plant and soil sciences, I try to create a humble marriage between these two disciplines in research I pursue with my group.  click to learn more


My vision is to:

  • Apply world class research to support discoveries and technological advancements in preserving the UAE’s natural resource

  • Support the development of human capital in the UAE by training young scientists


My mission is to:

  • Characterize secondary metabolites in plants native to the UAE​ for applications in health and agriculture

  • Develop ecological restoration tools for degraded and/or carbon poor soils to increase their productivity

  • Screen native soilborne fungi for enzymes useful in industry


Microbiology Research Lab

Microbiology Research Lab