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Sumaiya Iqbal


Iqbal S, Hoksza D, Perez-Palma E, et al. MISCAST: Missense variant to proteIn StruCture Analysis SuiTe. Nucl Acid Res. (Web Server Issue), 48, Issue W1, 02 July 2020, Pages W132–W139. PMID: 32402084.

Perez-Palma E, May P, Iqbal S, et al. Identification of pathogenic variant enriched regions across genes and gene families. Genome Res. 2020;30(1):62-71. PMID: 31871067.

Iqbal S, Tamjidul Hoque M. PBRpredict-Suite: A suite of models to predict peptide recognition domain residues from protein sequence. Bioinformatics. 2018;11(9): e0161452. PMID: 29726965.

Sumaiya Iqbal, Ph.D.

Sumaiya Iqbal is a research scientist I working in the Center for the Development of Therapeutics (CDoT)  and and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard under the direction of Arthur J. Campbell. She uses computer science to bridge genetics and therapeutics. Her work focuses on deciphering why these mutations have different functional consequences — specifically, what impact they have on the structure of proteins and other macromolecules that are produced in the body — using data available on those structures. She developed the MISCAST website to disseminate the outcome of her research.

Iqbal joined the Broad Institute in August 2017 as a postdoctoral associate while conducting her postdoctoral research at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit. She transitioned into her current post in August 2019. She was selected to give a platform talk at American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in October 2019 and was the invited young scientist speaker and travel award winner from the EMBO workshop “Synergy of experiment and computation in quantitative systems biology” in June 2019.

Iqbal earned her Ph.D. in computer science at the University of New Orleans. She also holds a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in computer science and engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

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January 2021