Dario Rangel Shaw, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research scientist

Research Interests

​Environmental Biotechnology applied to wastewater treatment. Bioremediation and treatment of organic and/or inorganic pollutants

Selected Publications

  • Extracellular electron transfer-dependent anaerobic oxidation of ammonium by anammox bacteria
    D.R. Shaw, M. Ali, K.P. Katuri, J.A. Gralnick, J. Reimann, R. Mesman, L.van Niftrik, M.S.M...
    Nature Communications, vol.11, Article number: 2058, (2020)
  • Mathematical modelling of toxic metal uptake and efflux pump in metal-resistant bacterium Bacillus cereus isolated ...
    R. Shaw, J. Dario & Dussan
    Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Issue 226:112, (2015)
  • Diagnosis and evaluation of marine environmental quality in the Caribbean and pacific region of Colombia
    L.J.Vivas-aguas, M. Tosic, J.Sanchez, S. Narvaez, B. Cadavid, P. Bautista, J. Betancourt, ...
    Red de vigilancia para la conservacin y proteccin de las aguas marinas y costera..., (2012)


  • M.S., Biological Sciences (Molecular Microbiology), Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2014
  • B.S., Microbiology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2013-2015: Laboratory Coordinator and Research AssistantCenter of Microbial ResearchUniversidad de Los Andes, Colombia
  • 2011-2012: Research Assistant, Microbiology laboratory of Marine Environmental Quality Program Institute of Marine and coastal Research (INVEMAR by its acronym in Spanish), Colombia


  • ​ 2020 ISMET Discovery Award for his work on an electro-annamox process (Nature Communications 2020) 
  • Study trip scholarship. XIVth International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (IUMS), Montréal (Canada). Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, 2014
  • Master Scholarship for Graduate and Teaching Assistants. Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de Los Andes. Academic Achievement Award, Colombia, 2013
  • “Seed project” research fund grant. Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, 2013

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Microbial ecology of wastewater ​Environmental microbiology Bioremediation Molecular biology techniques