Reny Devassy

Research Group Staff

Research Specialist


Research Interest

As a plankton biologist my primary focus lies in the field of microphytoplankton taxonomy. I am also interested in studying the interaction between phytoplankton and zooplankton. Impact of UV radiation as well as increasing global temperature on the survival of planktonic organisms were also focused.


  • M.Sc., Botany. M.G University, Kerala, India, 2003
  • B.Ed., Natural Sciences, M.G University, Kerala, India, 2004
  • B.Sc., Botany. M.G University, Kerala, India,2001​


  • 2019- Current, Research Specialist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2011- 2018, Lecturer, Faculty of Marine Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2007- 2011, Project fellow, National Institute of Oceanography, Cochin, India​

KAUST Affiliations

  • Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)