Vikas Taank
Graduate Student
Old Dominion University
Virginia Beach, Virginia United States

Areas of Expertise:
Vector Borne Disease, gene silencing, tick micro-injections, Organic Anion Transporting polypeptides (OATP), EMSA, Tick-pathogen acquisition and transmission

Research Organisms:
Ixodes scapularis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Drosophila melanogaster, ISE6(Tick Cells),


Research Focus:

I study Ixodes tick-Anaplasma molecular interactions especially related to anaplasma survival in vector host.