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Zia Imtiaz, MD

Postdoctoral Associate

Translational Glycobiology Institute at FIU (TGIF)

Zia Imtiaz, MD, is an international medical graduate from Pakistan. He practiced Internal Medicine in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia for 6 years. Zia moved to the United States to further his interest in the field of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is currently working in Translational Glycobiology Institute at Florida, HWCOM as a researcher to assess the link between melanoma and carbohydrate-binding ligands. The Dimitroff Lab has recently identified GCNT2 as a novel biomarker in cancer and Imtiaz is assessing the expression of GCNT2 in various stages of metastatic melanoma as well as standardizing a staining protocol that will be utilized routinely in pathology laboratories.