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Jayna L. Ditty

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



  • 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



  • 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. 



Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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HONR 480 - 01 HONORS Evolution and Theology - T - R - - - 0900 - 1200
CRN: 10224 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Jayna L. Ditty, Philip A. Rolnick These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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