Farhad Memarzadeh is the Director, Division of Technical Resources (DTR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is an agency of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. With the headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, the NIH has more than 18,000 employees on the main campus and at satellite sites across the country. NIH is the premiere biomedical research institute in the United States and the largest, most comprehensive research institution of its kind in the world.
DTR Major Responsibilities are: to conducts group breaking bio environmental research, complex technical analysis, provides design review and construction oversight/commission of high containment biomedical research laboratories; develops national and international standards for biomedical and health care facilities; and provides consultant services and support to other Federal agencies engaged in both national and international programs to promote the application of best engineering design and construction practices for biosafety levels 2, 3, and 4.
Dr. Memarzadeh has authored 4 books and written over 60 scientific research and technical papers in peer reviewed journals.