Dr. Anne Hultgren
Branch Chief, Chem/Bio R&D
Chemical and Biological Defense Division
Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Anne Hultgren is the Branch Chief for Chem/Bio Research and Development in the Chemical and Biological Defense Division within the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security. At S&T, she oversees projects and research investments for technology development to enable new capabilities in chemical and biological defense for DHS operational components, including sensor development, decontamination methods, and novel assay designs. One of the projects she manages is the development and initial field testing of “Detect-to-Protect” sensors, which provide rapid warning of an air-borne biological attack. Dr. Hultgren has worked with DHS since February 2005, first as a science and engineering technical advisor, then as a Program Manager, and currently as the Branch Chief. Prior to DHS, she earned a PhD in Physics from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College.