Dr. Asif is a Clinician Scientist with special interests in the field of Tumour Immunology. After completing his medical training, he completed the degree of Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow, UK in the field of viral-associated carcinogenesis. Dr. Asif also achieved the Humboldt Fellowship to undertake his postdoctoral training in Germany. During his postdoctoral training, Dr. Asif investigated the role of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and associated players in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma.
In addition to his academic and medical responsibilities, Dr. Asif is heading a cancer research group where his team is actively investigating tumour microenvironment and potential markers of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic significance. Dr. Asif has also working to establish cancer registration in Pakistan.