Mira N. Moufarrej
Faculty host: Kristy Red Horse
Mira N. Moufarrej earned a doctorate in bioengineering from Stanford in 2021. Her research is among the first to demonstrate the clinical utility of RNA liquid biopsies for comprehensive prenatal care. Her research shows that studying circulating, cell-free RNA (RNA present in blood plasma) in the context of multifactorial syndromes like preeclampsia can yield a more nuanced understanding of complex health conditions. As a Stanford Science Fellow, Moufarrej plans to holistically characterize RNA biology in the cell and circulation with the aim of discovering and ultimately engineering new therapies.