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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. 

 

 

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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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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