Muhammad Tariq’s interest in biology revolves around epigenetic cellular memory and the role epigenetic gene regulation plays during development. His PhD and postdoctoral research work uncovered complexity in the epigenome and suggested a dynamic regulation of the genome during development. He worked as a Senior Researcher at ETH, Zurich where he discovered how genotype interacts with the environment to generate phenotype. Since July 2009 he has joined LUMS SSE as an Associate Professor in Biology where he is establishing first epigenetic research lab in Pakistan using Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) as a model system.