Principal Investigator

Magdy Mahfouz

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Research Interests: Genome engineering, synthetic biology, Biomanufacturing, Molecular Virology, Alternative Splicing and Gene Regulation

Research Scientists

Haroon Butt

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Plant molecular Biology, Genome engineering, Alternative Splicing

Zahir Ali

Research Scientist​

Research Interests: Plant Genome Engineering, CRISPR/Cas system

Postdoctoral Fellows

Khalid Sedeek

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Trageted Improvement of Crop Traits via CRISPR/Cas systems

Rashid Aman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Genome engineering, CRSIPRS/Cas systems, Synthetic nucleases

Sivakrishna Gundra

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plant Genome Engineering

PhD Students

Aaron Pantoja

Research Interests: Biomanufacturing, synthetic biology, Molecular Biology, Genome engineering, Synthetic Cells

Abdulrahman Alhabsi

Research Interests: Genome engineering, Alternative Splicing

Ahad Kababji

Research Interests: Genome engineering

Ahmed Mahas

Research Interests: Molecular Virology, CRISPR Diagnostics, synthetic biology, Genome engineering

Mauricio Lopez Portillo Masson

Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Biomanufacturing

Mohammed Shahid Chaudhry

Research Interests: Biomanufacturing, synthetic biology, Biotechnology, Genome engineering

Radwa K. Kamel

Research Interests: Genome engineering

Tin Marsic

Research Interests: Genome engineering, molecular diagnostics, synthetic biology

Wenjun Jiang

Research Interests: Genome engineering, Biomanufacturing, synthetic biology, Molecular Biology

Masters Students

Edith Sanchez Hernandez

Research Interests: Genome engineering, synthetic biology

Qiaochu Wang

Research Interests: Genome engineering, synthetic biology

Lab Management

Norhan Hassan

Research Specialist

Research Interests: Genome engineering, CRISPR Based Diagnostics, Targeted genome editing