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Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Todd Camenisch

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Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., University of Arizona

Dr. Camenisch joined St. John Fisher University in 2018 after over 15 years as a faculty member and research scientist at the University of Arizona. With expertise in immunology and pharmacology, Dr. Camenisch has built an impressive research portfolio in the area of cardiovascular research and has been recipient of numerous nationally competitive federal and foundation grants.

Recent Publications

  • Ditzel, E., Nguyen, T., Parker, P., and Camenisch, T.D. Effects of arsenite exposure during fetal development on energy metabolism and susceptibility to diet-induced fatty liver disease in male mice. Environ Health Perspectives. 124 (2), 201-209. 2016.
  • Allison, P., Espiritu, D., and Camenisch, T.D. BMP2 rescues deficient cell migration in Tgfbr3-/- epicardial cells and requires Src kinase. Cell Adhesion and Migration. 10 (3), 259-268. 2016. PMCID: PMC4951173.
  • Cholanians, A.B., Phan, A.V., Ditzel, E., Camenisch, T.D., Lau, S., Monks, T.J.,  Arsenic induces accumulation of alpha-synuclein: Implications for synucleinopathies and neurodegeneration. Toxicol Sciences. 153 (2), 271-281. 2016.
  • Ditzel, E.J., Li, H., Foy, C.E., Perrera, A.B., Parker, P., Renquist, B.J., Cherrington, N.J., and Camenisch, T.D., Altered hepatic transport by fetal arsenic exposure in diet-induced fatty liver disease. J Biochem Mol Toxicology. 30: 321-330. 2016.
  • Babiker, H., McBride, A., Newton, M., Boehmer, L., Drucker, A., Gowan, M., Anwer, F., Cassagnol, M., Camenisch, T.D., Anwer, F., and Hollands, JM. Cardiotoxic effects of chemotherapy: A review of both cytotoxic and molecular targeted oncology therapies and their effect of the cardiovascular system.  Critical Reviews in Oncol Hematol. June, 2018.
  • Sasha Harris-Lovett, Kara Nelson, Paloma Beamer, Heather Bischel,, Aaron Bivins, Andrea Bruder, Caitlyn Butler, Todd Camenisch, et al., Wastewater monitoring for SARS-CoV-2 on college campuses: Initial efforts, lessons learned and research needs. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 18(9), 4455. 2021.
  • Morrison, Lydia and T.D. Camenisch. “Waste water surveillance and LAMP PCR to monitor SARS-CoV2 and public health.” New England Biolabs - PodCast, March 26, 2021.
  • T. Chao, K. Rashid, M. Sayers, M. Mendoza, F. Zhao, K. DelMonte and T.D. Camenisch. Shelf-life stability of expired Tamiflu. J Environ Sciences and Public Health (4); 433–443. 2021.