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M Anwar Iqbal, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-1077

Fax: (585) 273-3360

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Microarray Laboratory

Lab: (585) 275-5859

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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) - - which was established to promote communication and collaboration among cancer cytogenetics laboratories.


Dr. Iqbal's research is in the area of clinical and molecular cytogenetics. He has a particular interest in the application of cytogenetic and FISH testing in the diagnosis of neoplastic as well as genetic disorders. His interests include the molecular cytogenetics of renal cell carcinoma, small round cell tumors, the cytogenetics of leukemia and lymphomas, and prenatal cytogenetic diagnostics. He has special interest in cryptic rearrangements involving subtelomere regions of human chromosomes in genetic disorders and leukemia. Dr. Iqbal is actively involved in bringing microarray technology into use as the next cytogenomics tool to translate lab innovations into postnatal, prenatal and cancer diagnosis.



BS | India-Osmania U, Gandhi Med Coll

MS | India-Osmania U, Gandhi Med Coll

PhD | India-Osmania U, Gandhi Med Coll


2010 - 2011
Luminex Award
Sponsor: American College of Medical Genetics Foundation


Journal Articles

Evans AG, Ahmad A, Burack WR, Iqbal MA. "Combined comparative genomic hybridization and single-nucleotide polymorphism array detects cryptic chromosomal lesions in both myelodysplastic syndromes and cytopenias of undetermined significance." Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2016 Oct 0; 29(10):1183-99. Epub 2016 Jul 08.

Ahmad A; Battacharya S; Sridhar A; Iqbal MA and Mariani TJ. "Recurrent Copy Number Variation Associated with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia". Pediatr Res. 2016; 79((6)): 940-5.

Petersen AK, Ahmad A, Shafiq M, Brown-Kipphut B, Fong CT, Anwar Iqbal M. "Deletion 1q43 encompassing only CHRM3 in a patient with autistic disorder." European journal of medical genetics.. 2013 Feb 0; 56(2):118-22. Epub 2012 Dec 16.