Jacqueline Alva

Masters Students

Master student



Building 2, Level 2. Office number: 2207-WS16


With my research I aim to understand the impact of anthropogenic pressures on marine ecosystems and organisms. I wish to study  the effect of prolonged exposure to low concentration environments in the health of Red Sea corals. I also aim to create solutions and implement marine conservation strategies with my research.

Research Interest

Marine Ecology, Marine Diversity, Conservation Strategies, Marine Protected Areas, Anthropogenic Impacts.

Selected Publications

Symbiotic Photosynthetic Oxygenation within 3D-Bioprinted Vascularized TissuesS. Maharjan,  J. Alva,  C. Cámara,  A. G. Rubio,  D. Hernández,  C. Delavaux,  E. Correa,  M. D. Romo,  D. Bonilla,  M. L.  Santiago, W. Li,  F. Cheng,  G. Ying and Y. S. Zhang. Matter 4(1) : 217-240 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2020.10.022


BSc., Biotechnology Engineering, Tec de Monterrey, Monterrey, México, 2019

Professional Profile

2020-present: Master Student in Marine Sciences, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2017-2020: Project Leader, InDeX Alimentos, Monterrey N.L., Mexico

2018-2018: Research Intern, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA, US


  • Research and Development of New Improvement Proposals for BSc. Biotechnology Engineering thesis, Conexión Tec, 2019
  • Social Impact for BSc. Biotechnology Engineering thesis, Conexión Tec, 2019

KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC), Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine Ecology Marine diversity Conservation Strategies Marine Protected Areas Anthropogenic Impacts