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W.H. Tam

Job Title: Associate professor
Employer: Department of zoology, University of Western Ontario.
Place of Birth: Hong Kong
Public School attended: St. Joseph's College
High School attended: St. Joseph's College
Further Education: B.Sc., Ph.D., P.D.F.
Geographic focus of research:

Brief synopsis of current research:
Reproductive endocrinology in vertebrates. More recently, reproduction in fish: steroid hormone secretions, fertilization and gamete recognition during fertilization.

Mailing address:
Department of Zoology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7


Recent Publications:

Tam, W.H., Fryer, J.N., Dallaire, M.R. & Valentine, B. (1988). Growth inhibition, gluconeogenesis and morphometric studies of the pituitary and interrenal cells of acid-stressed brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Can. J. Aquat. Sci. 45: 1197-1211.

Hamilton, G.S. & Tam, W.H. (1990). The bimodular development of ovarian follicles in guinea pigs, and differences between antral follicles developed at different phases of the cycle. Can. J. Zool. 68: 1031-1036.

Tam, W.H., Fryer, J.N., Valentine, B. & Roy, R.J.J. (1990). Reduction in oocyte production and gonadotrope activity, and levels of estrogens and vitellogenin in brook trout exposed to low environmental pH. Can. J. Zool. 68: 2468-2476.

Hamilton, G.S. & Tam, W.H. (1991). Comparisons of steroid production and density of LH binding sites in guinea pig ovarian follicles destined to ovulate and destined to become atretic. Can. J. Zool. 69: 3056-3060.

Mackett, D.B., Tam, W.H. & Fryer, J.N. (1992). Histological changes in insulin-immunoreactive pancreatic B-cells, and suppression of insulin secretion and somatotrope activity in brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) maintained on reduced food intake or exposed to acidic environment. Fish Physiol. Biochem. 10: 229-243.