Zafar received his Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and MS in Pharmaceutical Science degree from Jahangirnagar University. He is an international PhD student in CIPDD enrolled in School of Biomedical Sciences. Before commencing his PhD, he spent five years in teaching and research. Zafar is a recipient of International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and a UQ Centennial Scholarship (IPRS/UQCent).
Zafar has worked on analgesic efficacy of natural products for five years and now working on his PhD degree in CIPDD. His PhD project involves analgesic efficacy and side effects profiling of novel opioids.