Muslima Sonia Razaqyar
Muslima (Sonia) Razaqyar is a graduate student in the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD Program) studying clinical and neurocognitive outcomes of pediatric nonfatal drowning with a focus in developing situational awareness metrics to assess disorders of consciousness in this population. Sonia is under the mentorship of Peter Fox, MD, and for her clinical specialty, she is considering neurology.
I am originally from Afghanistan and grew up in Florida. I am the oldest of 7 kids, and got married in spring of 2020, right before the pandemic was declared. We have a 18 month old son now. I started my academic journey at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida and transferred to Mount Holyoke College to complete my B.A. in biochemistry. I was at NIH for 4.5 years before I started the MD/PhD program in the summer of 2018.
Reading, swimming, hiking, exploring national parks and spending time with family.
Neurocognitive outcomes of nonfatal pediatric drowning.
Why I chose MD/PhD
I am interested in bridging the gap between bench research to bedside care.
Why I chose MD/PhD at UT Health San Antonio
The inclusiveness and supporting environment of the MSTP program.
Post-bac work or other affiliations
Postbac (IRTA) at The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Early rearing history influences oxytocin receptor epigenetic regulation in rhesus macaques
Novel variants in individuals with RYR1-related congenital myopathies: genetic, laboratory, and clinical findings
Randomized controlled trial of N-acetylcysteine therapy for RYR1-related myopathies
Correlation of phenotype with genotype and protein structure in RYR1-related disorders
Intracellular calcium leak as a therapeutic target for RYR1-related myopathies
Reliability and Validity of Self-Report Questionnaires as Indicators of Fatigue in RYR1-Related Disorders
Understanding Symptoms in RYR1-Related Myopathies: A Mixed-Methods Analysis Based on Participants' Experience.
Mixed methods analysis of Health-Related Quality of Life in ambulant individuals affected with RYR1-related myopathies pre-post-N-acetylcysteine therapy.
A.A. Honors in Biology, Hillsborough Community College, 2011
B.A. in Biochemistry with honors in Genetics, Mount Holyoke College, 2013
Postbac Neurogenetics/Neuromuscular Research, National Institutes of Health 2013-2018