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.
Levels of the biomarkers cathepsin D, cathepsin S, YKL-40, and progranulin are not accurate enough to measure disease activity in Gaucher disease patients, but might inform the severity of ... Read more
Glucosylsphingosine (lyso-Gb1) seems to be a useful biomarker for monitoring disease activity in children with Gaucher disease, helping physicians determine when enzyme replacement therapy should be initiated, a study ... Read more
Newly discovered data on the activity of glucocerebrosidase after treatment with Sanofi Genzyme’s Cerezyme (imiglucerase) — an enzyme replacement therapy for Gaucher disease — supports current guidelines for its administration every ... Read more
Looking for enzymes associated with Gaucher disease and two other disorders in the same dried blood sample is a good way to detect the disorders, a German and Austrian study ... Read more
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