Lisa J Delissio

Lisa J Delissio

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: MH-247
Phone: 978-542-6532
Resume: Lisa J Delissio [PDF 185KB]

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1040 01 BIO300 Botany
3350 L21 BIO300 Botany
3898 07 BIO407 Directed Study in Biology
4128 02 BIO300 Botany

Professional Biography

Dr. Delissio received her B.S. in Biology from Tufts University where she was first introduced to tropical ecology.  She then worked as a laboratory technician at M.I.T. where the C. elegans DNA she sequenced contributed to Nobel Prize-winning work on programmed cell death. She went on to complete her Ph.D. in Biology at Boston University where she studied tropical forest ecology in Malaysian Borneo with Richard Primack, one of the world's leading Conservation Biologists. She is currently a Professor of Biology at Salem State University where she is also Salem State's first STEM Faculty Fellow. Dr. Delissio serves as a consultant for the Science & Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professional Interests

The Impacts of Climate Change on Plant Communities, History of Botanical Exploration, History of Women in Botany, the Use of Archival Materials in Botanical Research, K-16 STEM Education, Art/Science Integration, Improving the Accuracy of Science in Entertainment


Professor of Biology & STEM Faculty Fellow 


Selected Publications

see C.V. (linked above)

Selected Presentations

see C.V. (linked above)