Zain Bukhari

Grad Service Assistant
Biodesign ME
Arizona State University
BDI Affiliated Graduate
Biodesign ME

Location: TEMPE

Contact Information


2018-present: Molecular and Cellular Biology (Ph.D.), School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2018: Nanoscience (P.S.M.), Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2017: Biochemistry (B.S.), School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2013: High School Diploma, Gilbert Classical Academy, Gilbert, AZ

Research Interests

As scientific disciplines grow closer and closer together, physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering converge to form a new interdisciplinary field: Nanoscience.

For over five years, Zain Bukhari worked with ASU's Human Anatomy & Physiology program in the School of Life Sciences, leading the team of BIO 201 TAs (in Spring 2018 / Spring 2019) and BIO 202 TAs (in Spring 2018 / Fall 2019) at the Tempe campus. In addition, he worked with ASU Online and New Media Studios at EdPlus to produce over 145 video lectures for the university's fully online Anatomy & Physiology courses.

Today, Bukhari is involved with Dr. Wayne Frasch's biophysical/biochemical research on ATP Synthases, namely the F-type. In the future, he hopes to be involved with the development of nanotechnologies that have applications in the medical field.


Zain Bukhari is a Ph.D. student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) program at Arizona State University. His background in biology, nanoscience, and biochemistry enables him to pursue opportunities in the life sciences as well as in physics. His research work, with Dr. Wayne Frasch, utilizes gold nanorods to quantify and analyze the biophysics of an enzyme known as the FoF1-ATP synthase. This work is not only innovative and interdisciplinary, but also readily applicable to the medical field via point-of-care biosensing assays.