Suhail Khoja PhD

Suhail Khoja Ph.D. is a Project Scientist in the Department of Surgery at UCLA. His research is primarily focused on CRISPR/Cas9-based correction of ARG1-deficient patient derived induced pluripotent stem cells and use this model to study the neuronal development in ARG1-deficient and ARG1 corrected cells. In addition Dr. Khoja is also investigating the correction of hepatic carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 (Cps1) deficiency in mice using In vivo gene therapy.

Besides his research, Dr. Khoja is nature lover and enjoys spending time and traveling with his family and friends.

Suhail is now working as a Senior Scientist at Korro Bio, Inc. in Cambridge MA since 2020.

Xiao-Bo Liu PhD


Jenna Lambert

Stephanie Angarita MD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Jennifer Kasten MD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Gloria Cantero PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Kip Hermann PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Denise Tai MD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Brian Truong BS

Brian is a PhD student in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology (2015-2019). His research has focused on developing human induced pluripotent stem cell-based gene therapy strategies for treatment of arginase deficiency. Additionally, with industry collaborators, he has also investigated lipid nanoparticle-encapsulated mRNA for treatment of arginase deficiency as well as other urea cycle disorders. During his free time, Brian enjoys kickboxing, lifting weights, and checking out the local nightlife.

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Brian defended his thesis in September 2019 and transitioned into the biotech industry sector. He is currently a Research Scientist II at Poseida Therapeutics in San Diego, CA working on developing nanoparticle technology for gene therapy applications.

Patrick Lee PhD

Graduate Student

Adrienne Dow BS

Staff Research Associate

Jocelyn Rodriguez

Rotation Graduate Student

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Robert Jimenez

Rotation Graduate Student

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Blake Gilmore BS MS

Rotation Graduate Student

Nicholas Jackson

Rotation Graduate Student

Andrew Nguyen BS

Medical Student

Annie Chang

Undergraduate Researcher

Alex Lam BS

Undergraduate Researcher

Michael Lin BS

Undergraduate Researcher

Olga Chen

Adam Eliav

Emma Randolph

Mitchell Rudd

Shannon Asay

Letty Liu

Braydon Morandini

Hi! My name is Braydon Morandini and I am a fourth year MCDB major from Philadelphia. I am currently working on the CPS1 project and have plans of going to medical school post-grad. I love hiking, working out, nature, water sports, and of course, science!

Rain Wong

I am a 1st-year MCDB major here at UCLA. I am currently studying under Colleen, learning about her work regarding CRISPR/Cas9 and SLC6A8 deficiency. In my free time, I like to play beach volleyball with friends, go to the gym and read manga.