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Ghayda “Rayda” Mirzaa, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
gmirzaa@uw.edu
206-884-1276
SCRI – CIBR
Box JMB-10
Seattle, WA 98101

Ghayda Mirzaa, M.D.

Dr. Mirzaa’s research focuses on the phenotypic delineation and gene discovery for brain malformation-epilepsy syndromes associated with megalencephaly, microcephaly, and focal cortical dysplasia. Mirzaa’s current studies leverage earlier genetic discoveries to define molecular aberrations in affected human brain tissues on a single cell level, with a special emphasis on the detection of low frequency genetic variation and pathway dysregulation using high throughput genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic methods to facilitate molecularly targeted therapies. Mirzaa is also developing ways to make it easier to access and interpret human genomic data. She has designed and implemented the Developmental Brain Disorder Database, a web-based tool that delivers information on the genes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders and makes it easier for researchers to understand which genes are associated with specific aspects of particular disorders.


Dr. Mirzaa’s Lab

University of Washington • Center on Human Development and Disability • Box 357920 • Seattle WA 98195-7920 USA • 206-543-7701 • chdd@uw.edu