Shaden Alharbi

Visiting Student

Past Members


I completed my BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences at King Saud University in 2020, Riyadh, KSA. Followed by taking a one-year Clinical Internship at the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs in 2021. I Had a short working experience in Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis Lab (PGD) at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC), working in PGD enhanced my experience in carrying out major molecular laboratory techniques to diagnose embryos before implantation of In Vitro Fertilization cycle.

My passion is derived from helping patients to reach better clinical outcomes, being trained in one of the few labs in the world that works on establishing iPSC- patient-specific models of diseases meets my interest in understanding the development of pathological features and thus reaching a personalized medicine approach.  

Research Interests

I started my lab rotation in the STEMD laboratory at KAUST in September 2022. For 2 months I'll be trained on the basics techniques of Stem Cell culturing as well as partially helping in the Klinefelter syndrome (KS) project escape gene expression study. 

Selected Publications

1. Greener Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: Characterization and Multifaceted Applications. Molecules 2020, Volume 25, Issue 18, 4198.


  • 2020 B.S.: Clinical Laboratory Science, King Saud University, Applied Medical Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Professional Profile

2022-Present: Rotating Master Student, Laboratory of Stem Cells and Diseases, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. 
2022-2022: Medical Technologist in Assisted Reproductive Technology - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre. Riyadh, KSA.
2021-Present: Certified Medical Laboratory Technologist, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS).
2020-2021: Medical Laboratory Intern at Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department. Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs (MNGHA). King Abdulaziz Medical City. Riyadh, KSA.

KAUST Affiliations

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)