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Roya Mostafavi, MS, CGC

Roya Mostafavi, MS, CGC

  • Certified Genetic Counselor II

Departments

Divisions

Education

BS – Biology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
MS – Genetic Counseling, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 Barbara L. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship in Genetic Counseling

Professional Organizations

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors, 2012-Present
  • Tennessee Genetic Counselors Association, 2012-Present

Research Interests

I am a genetic counselor with an interest in the outcomes of genetic counseling in the clinical environment, particularly with regards to the impact genetic counselors have on patients. Specific interests include: understanding patient considerations in deciding to undergo genetic testing and psychosocial impact of a genetic diagnosis on patients and their families.

Selected Publications

Murray A, McGee RB, Mostafavi R, Wang X, Lu Z, Valdez J, Terao M, Nichols KE. Creating a cancer genomics curriculum for pediatric hematology-oncology fellows: a national needs assessment. Cancer Med Feb 23, 2021. doi: 10.1002/cam4.3787. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33624449

Barrie ES, Overwater E, van Haelst MM, Motazacker MM, Truxal KV, Crist E, Mostafavi R, Pivnick EK, Choudhri AF, Narumanchi T, Castelluccio V, Walsh LE, Garganta C, Gastier-Foster JM. Expanding the spectrum of CEP55-associated disease to viable phenotypes. American journal of medical genetics Part A;182(5):1201–1208, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.61512

Wilson CL, Wang Z, Liu Q, Ehrhardt MJ, Mostafavi R, Easton J, Mulder H, Hedges DJ, Wang S, Rusch M, Edmonson M, Levy S, Lanctot JQ, Currie K, Lear M, Patel A, Sapkota Y, Brooke RJ, Moon W, Chang TC, Chen W, Kesserwan CA, Wu G, Nichols KE, Hudson MM, Zhang J, Robison LL, Yasui Y. Estimated number of adult survivors o childhood cancer in United States with cancer-predisposing germline variants. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Nov 17: e28047.

Maciaszek, JL., Oak, N., Chen, W., Hamilton, KV., McGee, RB., Nuccio, R., Mostafavi, R., Hines-Dowell, S., Harrison, L., Taylor, L., Gerhardt, EL., Ouma, A., Edmonson, MN., Patel, A., Nakitandwe, J., Pappo, AS., Azzato, EM., Shurtleff, SA., Ellison, DW., Downing, JR., Hudson, MM., Robison, LL., Santana, V., Newman, S., Zhang, J., Wang, Z., Wu, G., Nichols, KE., Kesserwan, CA., Enrichment of germline RECQL4 loss-of-function variants in pediatric cancer. Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies, 5, a004218, 2019.

Zweier M, Begemann A, McWalter K, Cho MT, Abela L, Banka S, Behring B, Berger A, Brown CW, Carneiro M, Chen J, Cooper GM; Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) Study, Finnila CR, Guillen Sacoto MJ, Henderson A, Hüffmeier U, Joset P, Kerr B, Lesca G, Leszinski GS, McDermott JH, Meltzer MR, Monaghan KG, Mostafavi R, Õunap K, Plecko B, Powis Z, Purcarin G, Reimand T, Riedhammer KM, Schreiber JM, Sirsi D, Wierenga KJ, Wojcik MH, Papuc SM, Steindl K, Sticht H, Rauch A: Spatially clustering de novo variants in CYFIP2, encoding the cytoplasmic FMRP interacting protein 2, cause intellectual disability and seizures. Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 May; 27(5): 747-759.

Knight S, VanHouwelingen L, Cervi D, Clay MR, Corkins M, Hines-Dowell S, Hamilton KV, Mostafavi R, Ward J, Furman WL, Murphy AJ. Genitopatellar syndrome and neuroblastoma: The multidisciplinary management of a previously unreported association. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Dec; 65(12):e27373.

Gambin T, Yuan B, Bi W, Coban-Akdemir Z, Liu P, Rosenfeld J, Pursley A,. Nagamani S, Marom R, Golla S, Dengle L, Petrie H, Matalon R, Emrick L, Proud MB, Treadwell-Deering D, Chao H, Hannele K, Brown CW, Urraca-Gutierrez N, Mostafavi R, Bernes S, Roeder ER, Nugent KM, Bader PI, Bellus G, Cummings M, Northrup H, Ashfaq M, Westman R, Wildin R, Beck A, Immken L, Elton LE, Varghese S, Buchanan E, Schaaf CP, Walkiewicz M, Kang SL, Lalani SR, Bacino CA, Beaudet AL, Yang Y, Breman AM, Smith JL, Cheung S, Lupski, JR, Patel A, Shaw CA, Stankiewicz P: Identification of novel disease genes from de novo exonic copy-number variants. Genome Medicine. Genome Med. 2017 Sep 21; 9(1):83. doi: 10.1186/s13073-017-0472-7.

Fischer-Zirnsak B, Escande-Beillard N, Ganesh J, Tan YX, Al Bughaili M, Lin AE, Sahai I, Bahena P, Reichert SL, Loh A, Wright GD, Liu J, Rahikkala E, Pivnick EK, Choudhri AF, Krüger U, Zemojtel T, van Ravenswaaij-Arts C, Mostafavi R, Stolte-Dijkstra I, Symoens S, Pajunen L, Al-Gazali L, Meierhofer D, Robinson PN, Mundlos S, Villarroel CE, Byers P, Masri A, Robertson SP, Schwarze U, Callewaert B, Reversade B, Kornak U: Recurrent De Novo Mutations Affecting Residue Arg138 of Pyrroline-5-Carboxylate Synthase Cause a Progeroid Form of Autosomal-Dominant Cutis Laxa. Am J Hum Genet 2015 Sep 3; 97(3):483-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2015.08.001.

Last update: March 2021