Iqra holds a MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a BSc in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Currently, she is completing a PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Her research has ranged from across various disease areas including Alzheimer’s disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, bleeding disorders and rare pediatric brain tumors.
Intellia Therapeutics has used gene editing to replace an oxygen-carrying component in blood that is defective in sickle cell disease. The work involved editing the BCL11A gene in a mouse ... Read more
Howard University researchers have discovered a link between increases in Veillonella gut bacteria and higher levels of pain in sickle cell disease patients. The team presented their findings at the American Physiological Society’s ... Read more
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) was recently awarded a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grant to develop a new gene-modifying therapy for the treatment of sickle cell disease. The project, ... Read more