Principal Assistant for Research and Technology
Dr. Mark Dertzbaugh
(Acting) Principal Assistant for Research and Technology
Dr. Mark Dertzbaugh is the Acting Principal Assistant for Research & Technology (PART), US Army Medical Research & Development Command (USAMRDC). He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.Dr. Dertzbaugh entered civilian service in 1991 working as a mucosal immunologist at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) where he performed research in several different areas related to vaccines. In 1996, Dr. Dertzbaugh became a Product Manager for the Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program (JVAP) where he managed the development program for the Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus vaccine before returning to USAMRIID to start a new research program in pulmonary immunology. Dr. Dertzbaugh served as the Chief of Research Plans & Programs at USAMRIID for seventeen years before assuming the position of Civilian Deputy at USAMRMC.