Veronica Chaidez

PhD Students

Alumni

Location:

Building 2 (Ibn Al Haytham) West, Level 2, Room 2206-WS17

Research Interest

I am interested in the impacts of thermal stress on organisms. My thesis focuses on understanding the thermal niches and thresholds of Red Sea biota, delineating their thermal limits, and finding gene expression patterns to serve as early warning indicators of thermal stress.

Education

  • M.Sc., Marine Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, 2014
  • B.Sc. Honours, Zoology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, 2010
  • B.Sc., Conservation and Organismal Biology, San Jose State University, United States, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2013 – 2014: Graduate research student, Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010: Graduate research student, Zoology Department, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • 2006 – 2009: Undergraduate research student, Biology Department, San Jose State University, United States
  • 2009: Intern, University of Alaska Southeast, United States
  • 2008: Intern, Boston University, United States; (hosted at De La Salle University, Philippines)​

KAUST Affiliations

  • Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine Ecology