Professor David Butler

David G. Butler

Professor Emeritus


St. George (downtown)

CSB Appointment


Research Areas

Animal Biology, Physiology


Ph.D. University of Sheffield
D.Sc. University of Sheffield
M.Sc. University of British Columbia

Primary Undergraduate Department

Cell & Systems Biology

Graduate Programs

Cell & Systems Biology

Research Description

Endocrine control of water and electrolyte balance in vertebrate animals.
Hormonal control of water and electrolyte balance in vertebrates; comparative endocrinology of the adrenal cortex.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 416-978-3503
Office: RW 406E

Mailing Address

Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto
25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5



Pressor responses to alligator Angiotensin I and some analogs in the spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus)

Butler DG
2006, General and comparative endocrinology, 147, 150-7, 16494878

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Renal responses to mesotocin in Western painted turtles compared with the antidiuretic response to arginine vasotocin

Butler DG, Snitman FS
2005, General and comparative endocrinology, 144, 101-9, 16165134

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Hypertonic fluids are secreted by medial and lateral segments in duck (Anas platyrhynchos) nasal salt glands

Butler DG
2002, The Journal of physiology, 540, 1039-46, 11986388

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