Humza N. Zubair

455 W. Courtney Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284                                                               


Phone: (602)-303-6808


Objective: To enroll in a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), where I will enhance knowledge of biomedical sciences and medicine


Bachelor of Science: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Aug 2015 – May 2020

Dual Majors: Medicinal Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences; GPA: 4.0 (with 27 A+s)


Awards and Scores

·         Goldwater Scholar

·         MCAT: 97th percentile

·         Amgen Scholar – University of California San Francisco

·         Presidential Scholar (Tuition Waiver), Arizona State University

·         Goldwater Honorable Mention 

·         Recognized in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as a CLAS Student Leader

·         Dean’s Honors List: 7 semesters


Research Experience

Research Assistant: Beloozerova Lab, Department of Neurobiology, Barrow Neurological Institute, Feb 2015-Current

·         Analyzed data using Matlab and SPSS programming

·         Developed a Monte Carlo analysis method to evaluate sequences of gaze behaviors in the walking cat

·         Trained cats to perform various tasks for experimental study

·         Assisted in brain surgeries including cortical injections and implantation of electrodes in feline brain

·         Drafted, edited, and finalized various research posters and manuscripts

·         Reviewed and provided input to research proposals by lab to NIH and NSF

·         Mentored six undergraduate and high school students in the laboratory

Amgen Scholar: Feinberg Lab, Department of Anatomy, University of California San Francisco Medical School, Summer 2017

·         Used Matlab and Arduino to establish an experimental paradigm requiring mice to execute fictive orienting movements in direction of a visual stimulus; trained mice and conducted experiments using two-photon microscope

·         Analyzed data and presented key findings in the form of a conference poster  

Research Assistant Volunteer – Gap Year: Department of Neurobiology, Barrow Neurological Institute, May 2014 – Feb 2015

·         Conducted neurophysiology experiments, trained cats, analyzed medical images, interpreted and published results in high impact journals



·       Zubair HN, Chu KMI, Johnson JL, Rivers TJ, Beloozerova IN. Gaze coordination with strides during walking in the cat.  J. Physiology (L). Submitted.

·       Zubair HN, Stout EE, Dounskaia N, Beloozerova IN. (2018) The role of inter-segmental dynamics in coordination of the forelimb joints during unperturbed and perturbed skilled locomotion. J Neurophysiology 120:1547-1557.

·       Zubair HN, Beloozerova IN, Sun H, Marlinski V. (2016) Head movement during walking in the cat. Neuroscience 332:101-120.


Conference Presentations

·        Zubair HN, Stout EE, Beloozerova IN, Dounskaia N (2018) Control of forelimb joints during accurate stepping. Program No 401.07. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

·        Zubair HN, Stout EE, Beloozerova IN, Dounskaia N (2018) Control of intersegmental dynamics during known and unexpected perturbations of complex locomotion. Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

·        Zubair HN, Kim AY, Feinberg E (2017) Developing A Head-Fixed Orienting Task in Mice. ABRCMS, Phoenix, AZ.

·        Chu KM, Zubair HN, Johnson JL, Rivers TJ, Beloozerova IN (2016) Gaze coordination with strides during walking in the cat. Program No 705.19. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

·        Zubair HN, Izady MY, Sun H, Marlinski V, Beloozerova IN (2015) Feline head movement during walking. Program No 335.14. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.


Clinical Activities - Volunteering

·         Shadowed ER physician at St. Luke’s hospital (Spring 2018 – Current)

·         Shadowed pulmonologist in clinic (Fall 2018 – Current)

·         Shadowed neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurosurgical Institute (Spring 2015)


Volunteer Activities

·         Dementia Friendly Tempe (2017-Current)

·         Spanish and Arabic interpreter for patient doctor interaction at St. Luke’s (Spring 2019-Current)

·         Reelection campaigner for councilwoman (2014, 2018)



·         Operant Conditioning, Medical Image Analysis, Statistical analyses, including time series analysis, motion analysis, bootstrapping, generalized linear models

·         Matlab, SPSS, Arduino, Minitab, Experimental Design, Professional Writing, Conference presentation, mentoring, lab management, animal training for research, Biomedical Wet Lab, public speaking, stakeholder management

·         Trilingual (Spanish, Arabic, English) - Fluent

Professional Memberships

·   Society for Neuroscience (2015 – Present)

·   American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2015 – Present)

·   American Physiological Society (2016 – Present)