Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. John Burka was named Professor Emeritus during UPEI’s morning convocation ceremony on May 11, 2013. A founding faculty member at AVC, Dr. Burka retired in 2012 from his position as a professor of pharmacology with AVC’s Department of Biomedical Sciences. In addition to his accomplishments in teaching and research, Dr. Burka is well known for his long-standing involvement in the annual science fair at the provincial and national levels, and in the annual Ten Thousand Villages craft sales on P.E.I.

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • Fish pharmacology
  • Biology of the host-parasite relationship between sea lice and salmonid fishes
  • Developing sustainable and effective sea lice management strategies
  • Resistance mechanisms to chemotherapeutants used to treat salmon for sea lice
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