Associate Dean 
Professor of Biology

A.B., M.A, Ph.D.  (Genetics, Microbiology)  Indiana University, Bloomington.

Phone: 540-568-3508
Fax: 540-568-358
Office: Bioscience 3001

Personal web page

Research Interests: Bacterial endosymbionts of paramecia.

Professional Affiliation:
AAAS, Chair, Section Q: Education, 2009; Chair-Elect, 2008. 
Project Kaleidoscope, Senior Fellow for Faculty Development Initiatives, 2007--present

Seifert, K., A. Fenster, J.A. Dilts, and L.M. Temple. 2009. An investigartive, cooperative learning approach to the general microbiology laboratory CBE Life Sci Educ 8:147-153.

Morrison, J.A., T.J. Allen, J.A. Dilts, and D.P. Heruth. 2009. Characterization of apoptotic mechansims involved in R body induced death in Paramecium tetraurelia. BIOS 80: 1-8.

Brakke, D.F., J. Dilts, S. Nadler and J. Narum. 2003. Building consensus and implementing a vision. The Department Chair 13: 26-27.

Smith, G. R., J. A. Dilts, P. W. Gabrielson, D. P. Heruth, J. E. Rettig, and A. F. Strautman. 1999. Using laptops in the biology classroom and laboratory. Bioscene 25:11-12.

Dilts, J. 1994. Mary Frances Lyon (1925- ) In: Louise S. Grinstein, Carol A. Biermann, and Rose K. Rose, editors: Women in the Biological Sciences. A Biobibliographic Sourcebook. Greenwood Press. Westport, Connecticut. 1997. 640 pages.

Heruth, D. P., F. R. Pond, J. A. Dilts, and R. L. Quackenbush. 1994. Characterization of the genetic determinants for R body synthesis and assembly Caedibacter taeniospiralis, strains 47 and 116. J. Bacteriol. 176:3559-3567. 

Redshaw, P., and J. A. Dilts. 1991. Project Kaleidoscope: a report from biologists. CUR Newsletter XI(4):68-71.

Dilts, J. A. 1986. The importance of the refractile body in expression of the killer trait in Paramecium. In : R. B. Wickner et al. (eds.), Extrachromosomal Elements in Lower Eukaryotes. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 279-289.

Dilts, J. A., and R. L. Quackenbush. 1986. A mutation in the R body-coding sequence destroys expression of the killer trait in P. tetraurelia. Science 32:641-643.

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