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Mahmood Y. Bilal, PhD, DABCC, TS(ABB)

Associate of Pathology

Contact Information

10E24B VA
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246


PhD, Immunology, University of Iowa
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Immunology, University of Iowa
Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Immunology & Molecular Diagnostics (CPEP), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Licensure and Certifications

D(ABCC) - American Board of Clinical Chemistry
TS(ABB) Molecular Diagnostics - American Board of Bioanalysis
MLS - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)


Park, H. S., Chugh, R. M., El Andaloussi, A., Hobeika, E., Esfandyari, S., Elsharoud, A., Ulin, M., Garcia, N., Bilal, M. & Al-Hendy, A. (2021). Human BM-MSC secretome enhances human granulosa cell proliferation and steroidogenesis and restores ovarian function in primary ovarian insufficiency mouse model. Sci Rep, 11(1), 4525. PMID: 33633319.

Bilal, M. Y., Katara, G., Dambaeva, S., Kwak-Kim, J., Gilman-Sachs, A. & Beaman, K. D. (2020). Clinical molecular genetics evaluation in women with reproductive failures. Am J Reprod Immunol, e13313. PMID: 32710571.

Bilal, M., Dambaeva, S., Brownstein, D., Kwak-Kim, J., Gilman-Sachs, A. & Beaman, K. (2020). Iodide transporters in the endometrium: A potential diagnostic marker for women with recurrent pregnancy failures. Med Princ Pract, 29(5), 412-421. PMID: 32353856.

Coulam, C. B., Bilal, M., Salazar Garcia, M. D., Katukurundage, D., Elazzamy, H., Fernandez, E. F., Kwak-Kim, J., Beaman, K. & Dambaeva, S. V. (2018). Prevalence of HHV-6 in endometrium from women with recurrent implantation failure. Am J Reprod immunol, 80(1), e12862. PMID: 29667291.

Bilal, M. Y., Houtman JCD, (2018). Transmission of T Cell Receptor-Mediated Signaling via the GRB2 Family of Adaptor Proteins (Chapter 9). In J. Soboloff , D. J. Kappes (Eds.) Signaling Mechanisms Regulating T Cell Diversity and Function. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis. PMID: 30427631.

Bilal, M. Y., Dambaeva, S., Kwak-Kim, J., Gilman-Sachs, A. & Beaman, K. D. (2017). A role for iodide and thyroglobulin in modulating the function of human immune cells. Front immunol, 8, 1573. PMID: 29187856.

Bilal, M. Y., Vacaflores, A. & Houtman, J. C. (2015). Optimization of methods for the genetic modification of human T cells. Immunol Cell Biol, 93(10), 896-908. PMID: 26027856.

Bilal, M. Y., Zhang, E. Y., Dinkel, B., Hardy, D., Yankee, T. M. & Houtman, J. C. (2015). GADS is required for TCR-mediated calcium influx and cytokine release, but not cellular adhesion, in human T cells. Cell Signal, 27(4), 841-50. PMID: 25636200.

Bilal, M. Y., Houtman, J. C. (2015). GRB2 nucleates T cell receptor-mediated LAT clusters that control PLC-?1 activation and cytokine production. Front Immunol, 6, 141. PMID: 25870599.

Chapman, N. M., Bilal, M. Y., Cruz-Orcutt, N., Knudson, C., Madinaveitia, S., Light, J. & Houtman, J. C. (2013). Distinct signaling pathways regulate TLR2 co-stimulatory function in human T cells. Cell Signal, 25(3), 639-50. PMID: 23219913.

Atkinson, M. B., Bucar, D., Sokolov, A. N., Friscic, T., Robinson, C. N., Bilal, M. Y., Sinada, N. G., Chevannes, A. & MacGillivray, L. R. (2008). General application of mechanochemistry to templated solid-state reactivity: rapid and solvent-free access to crystalline supermolecules. Chem Commun (Camb),(44), 5713-5715. DOI: 10.1039/b812728j.