Dr. Iqbal is Director of the Microarray CGH laboratory, Director of Clinical Cytogenetics development and Associate Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory. He has extensive experience and expertise in molecular cytogenetics, including a novel technology, array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (array CGH). This approach is more rapid and quantitative than conventional cytogenetics. The laboratory has recently begun to offer reference clinical testing for the New York State area, being one of the first three laboratories approved by New York State to do this testing. He has established an international leadership role in this area, serving as a core facility for array CGH consortia focused on specific diagnostic issues.
Dr. Iqbal is a member of the steering committee of the Cancer Cytogenomics Microarray Consortium (CCMC) - http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/ccmc/
- which was established to promote communication and collaboration among cancer cytogenetics laboratories.