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