Alejandra Ortega

PhD Students


I study the genetic flux of seagrass and seaweed between populations of both Red Sea and the Arctic. In parallel, I assess the contribution of these macrophytes to sediment carbon pools tracing environmental DNA in marine sediments


​​M.Sc. in Marine Biology, KAUST, 2016

B.Sc in Biology, Universidad del Valle, 2014

B.A in History, Universidad del Valle, 2014

Professional Profile

​​2017-Present: Ph.D. student, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

2015-2016: Graduate research student, Reef Genomics Lab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

2009-2014: Undergraduate research student, Department of Biology, Universidad del Valle, Colombia

2006-2010: Undergraduate research student, Department of History, Universidad del Valle, Colombia​