Dr. Mark Dertzbaugh serves as the Civilian Deputy to the Principal Assistant for Research and Technology PA(R&T), US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Fort Detrick, MD.
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 Business Plans & Programs at USAMRIID and was instrumental in facilitating a strategic initiative to restructure the Institute and improve internal processes related to research planning and management.
Dr. Dertzbaugh received his B.S. in Biology from James Madison University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and is an inventor on several patents.
Dr. Dertzbaugh has received several awards including the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, the Army Achievement Medal, a Department of the Army Commendation for Exceptional Performance, and the Army Medical Department Order of Military Medical Merit.