Research Interests

Hydra is a freshwater metazoan of the phylum Cnidaria which is the first phylum to have a nervous system. Comparing the nervous system of cnidarians vs. bilaterians will help to reconstruct the early events of the nervous system evolution. Our aim is to find a pan-neuronal marker for hydra. Knowledge of a pan-neuronal marker will aid to understand the relationship between neurons and behavior by recording activity from all neurons during a particular behavior.

Education Profile

  • ​MS, Bioscience, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2013
  • B.Engineering, Biotechnology, BIT, Mesra, India, 2011