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Jayna L. Ditty

Professor and Chair of the department
Degree
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Office
OWS 351/Lab: OWS 261
Phone
(651) 962-5245
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5245
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

◦ Chemotaxis toward aromatic hydrocarbons in Pseudomonas species

◦ Use of Bioinformatic tools in the undergraduate curriculum

◦ Photic entrainment of the Synechococcus elongates circadian clock

◦ Efficacy of novel antimicrobial compounds

 

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Ditty, J.L. and R.E. Parales. (2015). Protocols for the measurement of bacterial chemotaxis to hydrocarbons. In T.J. McGenity, K.N. Timmis, B. Nogales (Eds.), Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 

 

 

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BCHM 301 - L01 Biochemistry Seminar Series 1 - T - - - - - 1330 - 1510 OSS 325
CRN: 40940 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Jayna L. Ditty This sequence of courses is begun the first semester of the junior year and progresses for a total of three semesters. The first (301) course is two credits and is graded on the usual letter grade scale. The second two courses (302 and 303) are no credit and are graded on a pass-fail basis (S/R). The first course (301) is an in-depth investigation of selected current topics in biochemistry designed to develop critical scientific reading, writing, and presenting skills while exploring biochemical primary literature. The subject matter will vary from year to year and will be announced in the annual Class Schedule. The class will meet for one and a half hours once a week with evaluation based upon in-class discussion and quality of written and oral assignments. The second and third courses (302 and 303) are a two-semester seminar requirement whereby students must attend Biology and Chemistry departmental seminars. Required of all Biochemistry majors. Prerequisites: CHEM 202, completion or current enrollment in BIOL 209

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BCHM 302 - 01 Biochemistry Seminar Series 2 - - - - F - - 1215 - 1320
CRN: 40941 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jayna L. Ditty This sequence of courses is begun the first semester of the junior year and progresses for a total of three semesters. The first (301) course is two credits and is graded on the usual letter grade scale. The second two courses (302 and 303) are no credit and are graded on a pass-fail basis (S/R). The first course (301) is an in-depth investigation of selected current topics in biochemistry designed to develop critical scientific reading, writing, and presenting skills while exploring biochemical primary literature. The subject matter will vary from year to year and will be announced in the annual Class Schedule. The class will meet for one and a half hours once a week with evaluation based upon in-class discussion and quality of written and oral assignments. The second and third courses (302 and 303) are a two-semester seminar requirement whereby students must attend Biology and Chemistry departmental seminars. Required of all Biochemistry majors. Prerequisites: CHEM 202, completion or current enrollment in BIOL 209

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BIOL 393 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41066 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Jayna L. Ditty

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 491 - I1 Individual Research - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10326 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jayna L. Ditty Same as for BIOL 493 and 494, except that written research paper is not a formal research paper.

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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 356 - 51 Microbiology/ Lab - T - - - - - 0800 - 1200 OWS 263
CRN: 21693 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jayna L. Ditty The in-depth study of microorganismal biology is directed at gaining an understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the functions of bacteria. The importance of microorganisms as they relate to human disease, industry and the environment will be explored through lectures, readings from the literature and discussions. Laboratory includes an independent research project done in collaboration with the professor and peers. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 201 or STAT 310 plus BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209.

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