A Message from the Chair
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Delaware has a rich history of academic excellence that spans seven decades. We are at the forefront of innovative teaching as well as research, offering challenging and exciting undergraduate programs in Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Diagnostics, with both majors culminating in the awarding of the bachelor of sciences degree. An advanced career option includes a graduate PhD program in Medical Sciences administered by the College of Health Sciences.
Students pursuing the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) major acquire clinical laboratory technical skills as well as the medical knowledge that facilitates the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment regimens of disease. Students find themselves very well prepared to pass the national certification examination and to join the work force. The majority of MLS graduates are employed in the laboratories of hospitals, private companies, or public health agencies. The Medical Diagnostics (MDD) major, however, is a clinically oriented basic science program that educates students in the principles of laboratory testing in light of disease prevention, diagnosis, and potential therapy. MDD graduates may advance their education in the areas of medicine, dentistry, optometry, physician assistant studies, clinical research, and forensics as well as post-baccalaureate studies in other health-related areas. Outstanding students are nominated for departmental scholarships as well as being eligible for honors awards.
The department is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and employs an exceptional group totaling 12 faculty and professional staff. Faculty excellence is also manifested through vigorous research projects in the areas of diabetic neuropathy, cancer biology, and nanomedicine, as well as immune response to human pathogens. Outstanding students are encouraged to pursue undergraduate research with our faculty mentors. Faculty advisors, along with students, are actively involved in service activities with various local, regional and national organizations.
I encourage you to contact me for additional information about our undergraduate majors. I look forward to hearing from you.
Huey-Jen Lin, Ph.D.; MT(ASCP)
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences