Delaware Institute for Science & Technology (DIST)

Research Core Facilities

Based in the Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) building, the Institute supports three research core facilities that provide state-of-the-art equipment and services to researchers at DSU, partner universities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and industry. The core facilities are the OSCAR Imaging Core, the Cell Electrophysiology Core, and the Delaware Nucleotide Analysis (DNA) Core.

DIST Leadership & Staff

The Institute is lead by a team of researchers, faculty, and staff, many of whom also serve in roles within constituent DIST cores and centers.

Melissa A. Harrington, Ph.D.

Intsitute Director

Associate Vice President for Research

mharrington [at]

(302) 857-6656

Dorothy Dillard, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Neighborhood Revitalization & Research

ddillard [at]

Jacquelyn Jones

Associate Director for Outreach, Center for Research & Education

jjones [at]

Brittany Maday

Director, Research Development & Services

bmaday [at]

Michael Moore

Imaging Core Manager

mmoore [at]

Brian McNaughton, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow

bmcnaughton [at]

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