Afzal Muhammad studied Biotechnology at NIBGE Faisalabad and QAU Islamabad. He joined FMI Basel, Switzerland for training and later obtained the title of PhD in Biology and Medicine from ISREC/EPFL and University of Lausanne. He worked first as post-doctoral fellow and then was promoted to senior scientist position at ETH Zurich. Afterwards worked as a scientific assistant (Wiss. Assistant) at Inselspital Bern, Switzerland. Currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at LUMS.