Dr. Sadaf Naz is a human molecular geneticist who received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan for one of the pioneering studies on hereditary hearing loss. She conducted post-doctoral work at NIDCD, National Institutes of Health, USA on the molecular genetics of deafness in humans and animal models. In 2005, she was appointed a faculty member at School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore and established the laboratory for deciphering molecular basis of genetic disorders. The major focus of her research team is on exploring genetics of recessively inherited, moderate to severe hearing loss, movement disorders and skeletal dysplasia using conventional methods and next generation sequencing technology. The research in her laboratory is or has been supported by National Institutes of Health, USA, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, DFG, Germany, Koshish Foundation, USA and Brigham Young University, USA.