Amer Alrudayan hails from Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, in the west of Saudi Arabia. He received his undergraduate degree in general biology from Taibah University, Saudi Arabia in 2016. In December 2020, he finished his Master’s in Plant Sciences (Plant Biotechnology) from Eastern Illinois University, United States of America. Currently, he is doing his PhD in the Plant Sciences program under the supervision of Professor Brande Wulff at KAUST. He is investigating the genetic control of leaf trichome density in the wild diploid wheat progenitor Aegilops tauschii with the aim of transferring this trait to hexaploid bread wheat.