M Anwar Iqbal, Ph.D.

M Anwar Iqbal, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 608
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-1077
Fax: (585) 273-3360
Lab: (585) 275-5859

Lab Information

Current projects of the Cancer Cytogenomics Microarray Consortium include platform-neutral standards for cancer microarray design and the creation of a public cancer array database.

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Research Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Luminex Award | American College of Medical Genetics Foundation 2010 - 2011

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 16 available »

2011 Apr
Kaya N, Al-Muhsen S, Al-Saud B, Al-Bakheet A, Colak D, Al-Ghonaium A, Al-Dhekri H, Al-Mousa H, Arnaout R, Al-Owain M, Iqbal M. "ICF syndrome in Saudi Arabia: immunological, cytogenetic and molecular analysis." Journal of clinical immunology. 2011 Apr; 31(2):245-52. Epub 2010 Dec 01.
2010 Sep
Aljurf M, Al Qurashi F, Al Mohareb F, Sahovic E, Al Sharif F, Al Zahrani H, Al Shanqeeti A, Owaidah T, Iqbal A, Zaidi SZ, Nurgat ZA, Sanz M, Chaudhri N. "High efficacy and low toxicity of APL induction with concurrent idarubicin/ATRA followed by a novel and simplified outpatient post-remission therapy using single doses of idarubicin and intermittent ATRA." Medical oncology. 2010 Sep; 27(3):702-7. Epub 2009 Aug 08.
2010 Feb
Chun K, Hagemeijer A, Iqbal A, Slovak ML. "Implementation of standardized international karyotype scoring practices is needed to provide uniform and systematic evaluation for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome using IPSS criteria: An International Working Group on MDS Cytogenetics Study." Leukemia research. 2010 Feb; 34(2):160-5. Epub 2009 Aug 07.
Al-Owain M, Kaya N, Al-Zaidan H, Bin Hussain I, Al-Manea H, Al-Hindi H, Kennedy S, Iqbal MA, Al-Mojalli H, Al-Bakheet A, Puel A, Casanova JL, Al-Muhsen S. "Renal failure associated with APECED and terminal 4q deletion: evidence of autoimmune nephropathy." Clinical & developmental immunology. 2010 2010:586342. Epub 2010 Dec 14.
2007 Apr 15
Szych CM, Liesveld JL, Iqbal MA, Li L, Siebert S, Asmus C, O'Malley J, Lee A, Wang N. "Isodicentric Philadelphia chromosomes in imatinib mesylate (Gleevec)-resistant patients." Cancer genetics and cytogenetics. 2007 Apr 15; 174(2):132-7.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Genetics | India-Osmania U, Gandhi Med Coll1983
MS | Genetics | India-Osmania U, Gandhi Med Coll1976
BS | Biology | India-Osmania U, Gandhi Med Coll1974