Deputy Director, Influenza and Emerging Diseases Division
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
|Dr. Huebner serves as Deputy Director of the Influenza Division in the Biomedical Advancement Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Huebner has been a member of the Influenza Division since May of 2006. He originally joined HHS’ BARDA as a contractor and was named Deputy Director of the Influenza Division in March 2010. Aside from the daily duties as Deputy Director, Dr. Huebner works as senior team member and subject matter expert for cell-based and egg-based pandemic influenza vaccine programs.
Dr. Huebner received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from Tufts University (Boston, MA) and his B.S. in Biology from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA). He is an experienced biotechnology program manager with over 25 years of research experience with viral and microbiological pathogens, expertise in the vaccine industry, group management, and program management.
Dr. Huebner previously worked for Sanofi Pasteur as a Manager of Molecular Biology & Microbiology where he supported vaccine development projects in the areas of Lyme disease, influenza and pneumococcal disease. Additionally, Dr. Huebner worked as a Senior Advisor and section manager for Biotechnology at the Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO) where he led the Biotechnology team in supporting government and commercial contract research projects in the areas of vaccine evaluation, pathogen detection and pathogen destruction.