Assaf earned his BS.c in biology from the Technion, followed by a Ph.D. in medical sciences, under the supervision of Prof. Ofer Binah at the Technion’s Faculty of Medicine. In his Ph.D. Assaf focused on the cardiovascular system and the development of a cardioprotective drug against myocardial infarction. Assaf joined the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine in 2016 as a research associate in the laboratory of Diabetes Research and Regenerative Medicine. Since 2021, he has been working as a lab manager at the Orbach lab. Outside the lab, Assaf enjoys music and nature with his family.