Henna Iqbal, PhD, MBBS

Iqbal, HennaEducation

  • MBBS, Dow Medical College, Pakistan
  • PhD, Microbiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Research Interest

Dr. Iqbal’s current research focus is the implementation of medical education (MedEd) and its outcomes. Medical education research focuses to enhance the process of acquiring skills and knowledge of medical students by analyzing the educational system at work. Based on her expertise in microbiology and immunology, she hopes to improve the curriculum, address the current issues in these areas and design improved ways of comprehending subject matter related to the discipline of microbiology and immunology.


  • Iqbal H. The importance of cell-mediated immunity in COVID-19 – An opinion. Med Hypotheses. 2020 Oct;143:110152. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2020.110152. Epub 2020 Jul 31. PMID: 32759017; PMCID: PMC7392879.
  • Iqbal, H., Kenedy, M. R., Lybecker, M. and Akins, D. R. (2016), The TamB ortholog of Borrelia burgdorferi interacts with the β-barrel assembly machine (BAM) complex protein BamA. Molecular Microbiology, 102: 757–774. doi:10.1111/mmi.13492.
  • Kenedy MR, Scott EJ 2nd, Shrestha B, Anand A, Iqbal H, Radolf JD, Dyer DW, Akins DR. Consensus computational network analysis for identifying candidate outer membrane proteins from Borrelia spirochetes. BMC Microbiol. 2016 Jul 11;16(1):141. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0762-z. PubMed PMID: 27400788; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4939628.
  • Dunn JP, Kenedy MR, Iqbal H, Akins DR. Characterization of the β-barrel assembly machine accessory lipoproteins from Borrelia burgdorferi. BMC Microbiol. 2015 Mar 24;15:70. doi: 10.1186/s12866-015-0411-y. PubMed PMID: 25887384; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4377024.
  • Towner RA, Gillespie DL, Schwager A, Saunders DG, Smith N, Njoku CE, Krysiak RS 3rd, Larabee C, Iqbal H, Floyd RA, Bourne DW, Abdullah O, Hsu EW, Jensen. Regression of glioma tumor growth in F98 and U87 rat glioma models by the Nitrone OKN-007. RL.Neuro Oncol. 2013 Mar;15(3):330-40. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nos337. Epub 2013 Jan 17.
  • Khan MS, Shahbaz N, Zia HA, Hamza M, Iqbal H, Awab A. Pancreaticopericardial Fistula: A Case Report and Literature Review.Case Rep Crit Care. 2016;2016:7169341. doi: 10.1155/2016/7169341. Epub 2016 Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 27190657; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4852119.
  • Iqbal,H., Akins,D.R., and Kenedy,M.R. (2018) Co-immunoprecipitation for Identifying Protein-Protein Interactions in Borrelia burgdorferi. Methods Mol Biol 1690: 47-55.

Professional Involvement

  • American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
  • International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Association (PMDC)

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