Dr. Todd Camenisch was born and raised in north central Illinois. He served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman with a majority of his service as a Marine medic. Todd also served as a first-responder becoming a lieutenant in the Orange County rescue squad in North Carolina. Todd earned a B.S. from The University of Arizona and a PhD from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Todd focused his studies on genetic engineering to create models for development and disease. He further trained as a research fellow at The Mayo Clinic. He is now a tenured associate professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology with membership in the Steele ChildrenŐs Research Center and Bio5 Institute.
Dr. Camenisch is the incoming Associate Director of the Superfund Research Program at The University of Arizona and has recently formed Arizona Cancer Therapeutics L.L.C. to support the further development of anti-cancer drugs into the clinic. Todd has served on numerous committees for the National Institutes of Health, The ChildrenŐs Heart Foundation and American heart Association including grant review sections and policy boards. He is a member of several professional associations and is currently vice president of the Catalina Foothills School District Governing Board. Todd is also a passionate advocate for high quality public education and health care.