Iqra Mumal, MSc,  —

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.

Articles by Iqra Mumal

Mutation in SEPT9 Gene Can Lead to CMT, Report Says

A mutation in the SEPT9 gene — which provides instructions for making the septin-9 protein that is involved in many cell functions, including cell division and movement — can lead to the development of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, according to a new case report. Titled “Identification of a rare…

Implanting Stem-derived Schwann Cells Improves Motor Activity, Nerve Regeneration in CMT1A

Implanting stem-derived Schwann-like cells into mice with Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A improved neuron function, leading to better motor activity and nerve regeneration, according to new research from South Korea. The study, “Differentiation of Human Tonsil-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Schwann-Like Cells Improves Neuromuscular Function in a Mouse Model of…