Associate Professor of Biology
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara; MA Chemistry, San Diego State University; PhD Inorganic Chemistry, University of California San Diego/San Diego State University Joint Program
Research Websites: Marine Microbial Ecology - Amin Lab
Research Areas: Marine Microbial Ecology; Environmental Microbiology
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.