Donia Slack

Associate director, Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Donia Slack


  • MS, Cellular and Microbial Biology, Catholic University of America
  • BS, Biology, University of Miami

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Donia Slack leads cutting-edge projects for the National Institute of Justice-funded Forensic Technology Center of Excellence. She combines experience in DNA analysis with an understanding of business strategy and an ability to adapt advanced research to commercial purposes.

Ms. Slack has worked on several projects that apply technological solutions to problems in forensic science. She has helped create and market DNA collection and human identification solutions for crime scene samples, software solutions for forensic DNA analysis, and simulation-based virtual-reality applications that provide an economical way to train forensic professionals in essential job skills.

Before joining RTI in 2015, Ms. Slack served as director of research and development at Bode Cellmark Forensics. She is a co-inventor on two U.S. patents, and is a certified Project Management Professional.