Asima Zia, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

​Dr. Asima is a molecular biologist and her interest in human health has driven her to study the complex relationship between disease development and the role of genomics and transcriptomics. She is involved in single-cell transcriptomics, and genomics, microfluidics, cell culture experiments, RNAseq, and ATACseq. The purpose of research in our lab is to understand the complex interaction of cellular systems and their impact on development and diseases.


  • ​Ph.D., Molecular Biology, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2016 
  • M.Phil., Biochemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2009 
  • M.Sc., Biochemistry, UAAR, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2005

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-To Date: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​The American Society of Human Genetics 
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Environmental Epigenetics Program (KEEP)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Single cell genomic analysis Bioscience

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