University of Alberta

Dr. Reuben Kaufman > Emeritus

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Current Research Interests

Physiology, pharmacology and endocrinology of ixodid ticks. Projects include:

  1. Biomechanics of the cuticle
  2. Endocrinology of voraxin, the ixodid tick 'engorgement factor'
  3. Endocrinology of salivary gland development and degeneration during the feeding cycle
  4. Control of vitellogenesis
  5. Actions of hormones on salivary glands and reproductive system
  6. Pharmacology of fluid secretion in salivary glands.


Last Modified:2017-01-17