Mark Martzen

Ph.D., CIP

Mark Martzen headshot

Department of Basic Sciences

School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences


Dr. Marzen is a professor and the chair of the Department of Basic Sciences, as well as the director of the Center for Student Research.



    • Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of South Dakota in 1986
    • MA in biochemistry from the University of South Dakota in 1983
    • BS in biochemistry from the University of Scranton in 1979

    Research highlights

    Proteomic-based mechanistic analysis of components involved in the immunoprotective pathways regulated by low-dose radiation and the medicinal mushroom Trametes versicolor

    Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)

    June 2007 to June 2009

    Role: Co-investigator

    Effects of Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Yoga Practice on Indicators of Health and Quality of Life in Older Adults

    Gencare Inc.

    April 2008 to June 2009

    The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of an eight-week intervention using Yi Ren Qi Gong, Tai Chi or Hatha Yoga in older adults (ages 70-95) residing at a Gencare senior living facility.

    Role: Principal investigator

    Trametes versicolor-Induced Immunopotentiation

    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Sept. 2004 to March 2011

    Role: Senior project manager