Delaware Institute for Science & Technology (DIST)

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The Delaware Institute for Science & Technology

The mission of DIST is to advance interdisciplinary science and technology research, education, and outreach at DSU, while simultaneously promoting innovation and economic development. DIST was established to serve the University’s mission of education, knowledge generation, and service to the community.

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.

Institute 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]

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Organizations like ours need to be engaged in a real way, in a participatory way. We can make a real difference when we think about [research] comprehensively, as opposed to a single discipline. Dr. Tony Allen, DSU President
Dr. Tony Allen
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