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Biochemist , consultant , Pharmacologist , Toxicologist , Molecular biologist , Cancer researcher

Zafar Mohd Iqbal, American biochemist, molecular biologist, pharmacologist, cancer researcher, toxicologist, consultant. Diplomate American Board Forensic Medicine, American Board Forensic Examiners.


Iqbal, Zafar Mohd was born on December 12, 1938 in Hyderabad, India. Came to the United States, 1965, naturalized, 1973.


Bachelor of Science, Osmania University, 1958. Master of Science, Osmania University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1970.


Fellow in molecular pharmacology National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1971-1974. Assistant professor pharmacology Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1974-1976. Associate director European Research Council programs in occupational toxicology University Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, 1980-1981, associate professor microbiology, 1977-1980, associate professor occupational medicine and environmental health, 1976-1993, associate professor preventive medicine, 1982-1993.

Faculty graduate college University Illinois, 1977-1993, director Carcinogenesis Laboratories, 1983-1993, chair recombinant DNA institutional committee, 1982-1993. Chair Human Immunodeficiency Virus hazards in research committee University Illinois Graduate College Faculty, 1976-1993. Director Toxicology-Cancer, since 1987.

Affiliate Lurie Cancer Center Northwestern University, since 1996. Consultant in field to Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1980-1981, Clements Associates, 1976-1979, Expert Resources, since 1982, Illinois Cancer Council, 1981-1982, Toxicology Cancer, since 1987. Lecturer continuing education.

Grant reviewer study sections National Institutes of Health. Program project reviewer National Cancer Institute, 2000. Merit grant reviewer VA, 1981-1982.

Member technical board panel Great Lakes Protection Fund, since 1989. Participant professional conferences. National Science Foundation-Council Science and Industrial Research exchange scientist, 1981.

Sponsor, trainer India-United States exchange scientists National Science Foundation, 1985-1986. Peer reviewer: (journals) Science, Cancer Research, Journal Bio-chemical, Toxicology, Carcinogenesis, others, also books and films. Special advisor RRL (India) Directors, 1980-1986.

Member United States Agency for International Development's-Asia Environmental Partnership and Environ Technology Network Asia, since 1994, Environmental and Technology Network Asia-Latin American Program, since 1996. Chair recombinant DNA committee University Illinois, Chicago, 1983-1993. Contributor World Health Organization International Agency for Research Cancer, Tallinn, 1975, Budapest, 1979, Tokyo, 1981, Banff, 1983.

Member executive board science and technical advisory American Board Forensic Examinations, since 1997.


  • Diplomate American Board Forensic Medicine, American Board Forensic Examiners.


  • Other Work

    • Author, editor: Molecular Mechanisms of Toxic Response. Pancreatic Carcinogenesis Mechanisms. Editor Journal Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis.

      Member editorial advisory board Forensic Examiner, since 1995, editorial board since 2002. Executive board science and technical advisors American Board Forensic Examiners, since 1996. Contributor more than 100 articles to professional journals.


National Science Foundation-Council for Scientific and Industrial Research exchange scientist, 1981. Sponsor, trainer India-United States Exchange Scientists, National Science Foundation, 1985-1986. Special advisor RRL (India) Directors, since 1980.

President Rahim Memorial Foundation, since 1995. Fellow American College Forensic Examiners (life, diplomate, board certified forensic medicine, editorial board advisors since 1995, editorial board since 1996). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Cancer Research, American Pancreatic Association, New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society, Society Toxicology, American College Toxicology, National Registry of Forensic Examiners, B.E.S.T. North America, Registry Global World Leaders, Society Toxicology (molecular biology, carcinogenesis and mechanism specialty sections), NIHAA, Sigma Xi.


Son of Master of Arts and Haleemunissa (Begum) Rahim.

Master Iqbal