Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA head shot

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AZ Biomedical Collaborative 1
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Interim Co-Chair, Director, Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine, and Professor
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College of Medicine Phx Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine

Brief Bio


  • MBA: Finance, Rutgers University, 2000.
  • PhD: Applied Physics, University of Geneva Switzerland, 1993.


  • Gervasio D, Tasic S and Zenhausern F. (2005) “A Room Temperature Micro-Reactor Generating Hydrogen from Aqueous Sodium Borohydride Solution for Fuel-Cell-Powered Man-Portable Applications.” Invited paper, Journal of Power-sources, 149, 15-21
  • Gu J, Xiao X, Takulapalli BR, Morrison ME, Zhang P and Zenhausern F. "A new approach to fabricating high-density nanoarrays by nanocontact printing.” J Vac Sci Technol B, November 3;(2008), 26(6): 1860–1865
  • Hurth C, Lenigk R and Zenhausern F. “A compact LED-based module for capillary electrophoresis of DNA samples”, Applied Physics B, Volume 93, Issue 2-3, pp. 693-699 (2008)
  • Brengues M, Paap B, Bittner M, Amundson S, Seligman B, Lenigk R, Zenhausern F. “Low Density Gene Expression Array for Acute Radiation Dose Assess­ment.” Health Physics, February (2010), 179-185
  • Hopwood AJ, Hurth C, Yang J, Cai Z, Moran N, Lee-Edghill JG, Nordquist A, Lenigk R, Estes MD, Haley JP, McAlister CR, Chen X, Brooks C, Smith S, Elliott K, Koumi P, Zenhausern F, Tully G. (2010) Integrated Microfluidic System for Rapid Forensic DNA Analysis: Sample Collection to DNA Profile. Analytical Chemistry, 82(16), 6991-6999.

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Research Interests

Platform development, medical devices and procedures

Research Summary

Research interests comprise technology development for molecular diagnostics and advanced bioanalytical techniques for early detection, biomarkers discovery and assay development for studying human host-microbiome interactions, infections, neuroscience and cardiovascular diseases. Nanobioscience and microfluidics enable automation of sample preparation suitable for point-of-care diagnostics and global health. Radiomics and physical sciences in oncology also enable precision health.