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MARC U*STAR Seminar- Dr. Helen Anni

“Early transcriptional signatures of aberrant neurodevelopment in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders”

Dr. Helen Anni, Assoc. Professor of Research
SHRO Cancer Research & Molecular Medicine Institute and Center of Biotechnology, Department of Biology, Temple University

CMNST Staff - D. Weller

 Ms. Diane M. Weller serves CMNST as Administrative Assistant to Dean Melikechi and the Associate Deans, having come on board from another college on campus. She has been with the University since March, 2011.  Ms. Weller is a local Delawarean, having grown up in the farmlands around Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna.  She graduated cum laude from Delaware Technical & Community College with an A.S. degree in Management & Marketing and summa cum laude from Wilmington University with a B.S. degree in Management.   Prior to coming to DSU, Ms. Weller’s interests and education led to an extensive career  as a paralegal with Dover law firms, as a sales account manager for a textile manufacturing firm, and as proprietor of a pet-sitting business known as “All Creatures Great and Small.”  She particularly enjoys DSU for the friendliness of its faculty, staff, and students. Back to the Staff DirectoryBack to College Home Page (c) 2014 CMNST, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901

CMNST Staff - F. Woodard

Faith Woodard is an Academic Advisor in the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology. Prior to Delaware State University, she was the Coordinator of Academic Advisement at Wesley College. She co-created a course in the Mathematics department to inspire students who needed to jumpstart their college preparedness. The course was so successful that the number of sections has doubled. As a result of this course, students can make the adjustments needed and acquire math skills required to be successful at the college level. Her philosophy is one of encouragement-with accountability. She brings experience from both industry and higher education. She worked as an Electrical Engineer after graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Faith then completed her Master of Business Administration and began her career in higher education while teaching Mathematics as an adjunct instructor.  Back to the Staff DirectoryBack to College Home Page (c) 2014 CMNST, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901

CMNST Staff - D. Pokrajac

Dr. David Pokrajac, Ph.D.was born in Sibenik, Croatia. He received his BS in electrical engineering (1993) and MS in telecommunications at University of Nis, Serbia (1997). He attended the PhD program at Washington State University 1998-2000 and received his PhD in Computer Science from Temple University in 2002. In addition, he received MBA degree from Delaware State University in 2013. He is currently a Professor of computer and information sciences and Associate dean for research and analytics at College of Mathematics, Natural sciences and Technology, Delaware State University, Dover, DE. Also, he worked as a senior scientist at VIP Mobile, Inc. 2008-2010. His research interests include machine learning, computer vision, video analytics, computational geometry and theory of algorithms. Dr. Pokrajac is member of ACM and F\&AM Equity Lodge 591, Pennsylvania.  Back to the Staff DirectoryBack to College Home Page

CMNST Staff - C. Watson

Dr. Clytrice Watson is Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and serves as Associate Dean for Student Success in the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology. She possesses a Ph.D., Microbiology/Food Microbiology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD; an M.S., Biology, Delaware State University, Dover, DE and a B.S., Biology from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA. She also received a Certificate of Academic Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC. In addition to being a tenured faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Watson serves as Director of the Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) and the EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) undergraduate and high school summer research programs. Past positions of leadership include the Director of the Forensic Biology program, Associate Director for the MARC U*STAR program and the Director for Student Support and Scholarship. Her commitment to graduate and undergraduate research and mentoring is evident as numerous students have transitioned through her laboratory, thus making presentations at local, regional and national conferences. Dr. Watson was recently awarded the 2014 Excellence Award for Advising as a result of her dedication to advising and student success. Extramural funding includes the NSF Targeted Infusion grant, NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) and the NSF EPSCoR for the state of Delaware.              Back to the Staff Directory Back to College Home Page   (c) 2014 CMNST, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901

CMNST Staff - M. Bobrowsky

Dr. Matthew Bobrowsky is a scientist, educator, and science communicator.  He has been teaching astronomy, physics, and astrobiology for 25 years and is the lead author of the “Phenomenon-Based Learning” series of books published by NSTA Press.  He has received numerous teaching awards, including the University of Maryland Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Bobrowsky is an astronomer and worked at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute as a science content specialist for the Origins Education Forum — a NASA educational group concerned with the origin of galaxies, stars, planets, and life.  He was responsible for presenting science related to NASA's Origins missions in a form appropriate to various educational and public audiences.   In his scientific research, Dr. Bobrowsky has made astronomical observations with many telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope.  His specialty is the study of planetary nebulae — clouds of gas expanding outward from aging stars.  He discovered several planetary nebulae using Hubble, including the Stingray Nebula.  Dr. Bobrowsky lectures widely on astronomy, physics, the Hubble Space Telescope, life in the universe, the process of science, Phenomenon-Based Learning, and science vs. pseudoscience.   Back to the Staff Directory Back to College Home Page

Bridge to the Doctorate

Bridge To The Doctorate Program Beginning Fall 2014   Philadelphia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is in search of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students to pursue graduate degrees. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) program promotes the participation of underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The BTD program provides financial, academic and professional support while ensuring scholars build the connections and skills needed to excel in a chosen STEM career. Selected students will be provided with fellowships for 2 years** Eligible applicants  All interested candidates must: Have participated in an LSAMP Program as an undergraduate Have obtained a degree in a STEM discipline from an LSAMP institution by 8/14 Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Have at least a 3.0 GPA Have not yet begun graduate studies Pursue a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline at DSU and continue into PhD studies Simultaneously apply to... Delaware State University Graduate School:  (GRE is required before DSU Graduate School acceptance) Delaware State University Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Program  Apply and be accepted into a DSU STEM Graduate Program. The STEM Graduate Programs are... College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology (CMNST) Masters Programs Biological Sciences (M.A.)     Biological Sciences (M.S.) Applied Chemistry (M.S.)     Physics (M.S.)     Computer Science (M.S.)     Applied Optics (M.S.)     Mathematics, Applied (M.S.)     Mathematics, Pure (M.S.) Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience (M.S.)       Doctoral Programs Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)     Neuroscience (Ph.D.)     Optics (Ph.D.) Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (Ph.D.)   College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Masters Programs Animal Science (M.S.)     Natural Resources (M.S.)     Plant Science (M.S.)   Program Benefits Student Stipends of $30,000** annually Tuition and Fees Paid and Enrollment in a Health Insurance Benefit Program Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching Participation in professional conferences and meetings Links to research and professional opportunities Enriched academic services and support ** Pending NSF Funding and satisfactory academic progress   Application Deadline: July 31, 2014 All applications must be scanned and emailed to Dr. Mazen Shahin at, or mailed to: Dr. Mazen Shahin, Program Director Bridge to the Doctorate Program Delaware State University 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901   Download Application Process Download Bridge to the Doctorate Application (Due: July 31st, 2014) Download Flier

Bridge to the Doctorate Program Leadership

Dr. Alton Thompson, BTD Principal Investigator

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Mazen Shahin, BTD Program Director

Ph: (302) 857-7055

Ms. Christine Bissette, BTD Program Administrator

Ph: (302) 857-7869