Shady Amin, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Science, NYUAD

Shady Amin

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Science

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi



B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara
M.A. Chemistry, San Diego State University
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of California San Diego/San Diego State University Joint Program

Research in the Amin lab focuses on understanding interspecies interactions between bacteria and eukaryotes in the marine environment. Mainly, we study interactions between phytoplankton and bacteria and between corals and their microbiomes using a variety of omic techniques, field work, microbiology and molecular biology. We also examine how interspecies interactions between mangrove sediment bacteria present here in Abu Dhabi may lead to the rise of novel secondary metabolites that can act as useful drugs in medicine.

Figure 1 - Examples of diatoms, a dominant group of phytoplankton our lab studies (Photo credit to: Dr. Colleen Durkin)

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