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Dr. Reuben Kaufman is a professor emeritus whose research has encompassed many aspects of tick physiology including physiology/pharmacology of salivary fluid secretion, ecdysteroid control of salivary gland degeneration and vitellogenesis, the role of male factors in the feeding and egg development in females, antimicrobial activity of egg wax, mechanism and control of arbovirus secretion in tick saliva, and feeding site modification by tick saliva resulting in enhanced virus transmission and most recently the mechanical properties of the cuticle in female ticks throughout the feeding cycle.


Reuben Kaufman's website