Silvia Arossa

PhD Students

PhD Student

Current

Research Interest

Environmental pollution and its effects on both environment and aquatic organisms have been the common theme of my whole career. My attention has been mainly focused on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their effects on DNA in fish gut cells. Later, I have become more interested in deepen our knowledge about plastic pollution and how this contaminant can affect both marine biota and oceans. Furthermore, I am also interested in global change and coral reef ecology.

Selected Publications

  • Langan, L. M., Arossa, S., Owen, S. F., & Jha, A. N. (2018). Assessing the impact of benzo [a] pyrene with the in vitro fish gut model: an integrated approach for eco-genotoxicological studies. Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 826, 53-64.

Education

  • M.Sc., Marine Biology, Politechnic University of Ancona, Ancona, 2014
  • B.Sc., Biology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy, 2011​

Professional Profile

  • 2019: PhD. student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018: VSRP at KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016 - 2018: Biologist, ZOOM Torino Spa, Italy
  • 2015: Research Intern, Plymouth University, UK. Project: Assessing the impact of benzo [a] pyrene with the in vitro fish gut model: an integrated approach for eco-genotoxicological studies
  • 2012: Scientific Diver, Diving Center Costa Paradiso, Sardinia, Italy
  • 2011-2014: Master student, Polytechnic University of Ancona, Italy. Project: Seasonal cycle of Anemonia viridis (Forsskål, 1775) and Aiptasia diaphana (Rapp, 1829) (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) of the Conero Promontory
  • 2009-2010: Research Intern, Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Linosa, Italy

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • AIOSS, Italian Association of Scientific Scuba Divers
  • ONB, Italian National Association of Biologists
  • ESDP, European Scientific Diving Panel as Scientific Diver​

Awards

  • Campus World Scholarship, Polytechnic University of Ancona, 2015

KAUST Affiliations

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