Dr. Payam Behzadi was born in 1973, in Tehran, Iran. He began his collaboration with the Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Sciences, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University as a faculty member (with an MSc degree in Microbiology) in 2004. He finally got his Ph.D. degree in Molecular biology in 2016 (BSc and MSc in Microbiology; Ph.D. in Molecular Biology) and now continues his scientific activities in the position of Assistant Professor at the same university. He has several students from different academic levels including BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. Dr. Payam Behzadi has authored and edited more than 20 chapters and academic books and more than 70 original and review articles. His scientific research interests are: urinary tract infections, antibiotics, bioinformatics, genetics, gene profiling, molecular biology and cellular and molecular immunology. Dr. Payam Behzadi trains as an ice skater in his free time.