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Chatchanit Arif

Alumni

PhD Class of 2014

Introduction

​Underwater world has always fascinated me. I like to watch documentaries about underwater and promised myself to be a part of it in one way or another someday. I love studying biology; hence, I did my undergrad studies in Mahidol University, Thailand in Biological Science with many electives courses related to marine science. Not until I heard about KAUST that I realized I can fulfill my dream there. I joined Masters of Marine Science and Engineering in KAUST as one of the founding students in September 2009, and I will soon start a research on the potential co-evolution of corals and prokaryotes with Dr. Voolstra. This would be my first step in trying to understand the relationship between corals and microbes.​