Dina Hajjar

PhD Students
Co-supervised with Prof. Christian Voolstra

Research Interests

I am interested in Marine Natural Products that show great potential in upcoming drug development.  I am currently working in a joint project with Dr. Timothy Ravasi and Dr. Christian Voolstra on discovering new bioactive compounds from Red Sea marine animals able to inhibit the Dengue replicon system.  My objectives are to help improving my country and to invent new ways to improve industry, health and the natural environment in Saudi Arabia.


  • ​2012- present PhD student, Division of Life Sciences and Engineering. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).​
  • 2010-2011 Master, Department of Chemical & Life Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University for science and technology (KAUST) Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.​
  • 2006-2010 B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.