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

Microarray Laboratory

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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

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2016 Oct
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; 29(10):1183-99. Epub 2016 Jul 08.
2016 Jun
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.
2013 Feb
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; 56(2):118-22. Epub 2012 Dec 16.
2013 Jan
Coppage M, Iqbal A, Ahmad A, Becker MW. "Leukemia specific loss of heterozygosity of MHC in a CLL patient: disease state impacts timing of confirmatory typing." Human immunology. 2013 Jan; 74(1):41-4. Epub 2012 Oct 17.
2012 Dec
Velinov M, Ahmad A, Brown-Kipphut B, Shafiq M, Blau J, Cooma R, Roth P, Iqbal MA. "A 0.7?Mb de novo duplication at 7q21.3 including the genes DLX5 and DLX6 in a patient with split-hand/split-foot malformation." American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 2012 Dec; 158A(12):3201-6. Epub 2012 Nov 20.

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