Zian Asif began his academic journey with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Microbiology from the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in Lahore, Pakistan. He then pursued a Master of Philosophy in Microbiology at the same institution, focusing his thesis on the antimicrobial properties of Eucalyptus globulus essential oil against drug-resistant Clostridium perfringens.

Currently, he is working in the Mucosal Immunology and Microbiota Lab at Humanitas University while pursuing his PhD in Molecular and Experimental Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Valeria Cento and Dr. Sara Carloni. His research aims to combat bacterial infections through active surveillance, enhance the understanding of microbial resistance, and make significant contributions to public health in view on antimicrobial stewardship plans.