James T. Dalton became Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College in September 2014.  He previously served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee (1992-2000), Associate Professor, Professor and Chair in the Division of Pharmaceutics in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University (2000-2008), and Vice President of Preclinical Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer at GTx, Inc. (2005-2014).


Research Interests

  • Drug discovery

  • Pharmacology

  • Pharmacokinetics

  • Drug metabolism and pharmacogenomics, with an emphasis on selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) and novel anti-cancer agents


  • 1997 Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC) Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Graduate Health Sciences, University of Tennessee

Selected Publications

  • Dobs AS, Boccia RV, Croot CC, Gabrail NY, Dalton JT, Hancock ML, Johnston MA, Steiner MS Effects of enobosarm on muscle wasting and physical function in patients with cancer: a double-blind, randomised controlled phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncology. 14 (4): 335-45, 2013 PMID:23499390

  • Phelps MA, Lin TS, Johnson AJ, Hurh E, Rozewski DM, Farley KL, Wu D, Blum KA, Fischer B, Mitchell SM, Moran ME, Brooker-McEldowney M, Heerema NA, Jarjoura D, Schaaf LJ, Byrd JC, Grever MR, Dalton JT. Clinical response and pharmacokinetics from a phase 1 study of an active dosing schedule of flavopiridol in relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Blood, 113(12):2637-45, 2009. PMID: 18981292

  • Bohl CE, Gao W, Miller DD, Bell CE, Dalton JT. Structural Basis for Antagonism and Resistance of Bicalutamide in Prostate Cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 102(17): 6201-6206, 2005.

  • Dalton JT, Mukherjee A, Zhu Z, Kirkovsky L, and Miller DD. Discovery of Nonsteroidal Androgens. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 244(1):1-4, 1998.

  • Kidd R, Blaisdell J, Straughn A, Meyer MC, Goldstein J, and Dalton JT. Pharmacokinetics of Phenytoin, Glipizide and Nifedipine in a Homozygous CYP2C9-Leu 359 Individual. Pharmacogenetics, 9:71-80, 1999.