Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, Chemistry

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250-370-3438

stussd@camosun.ca

Lansdowne

F 350A

MSc

Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology

School of Arts and Science

David began teaching courses as a sessional instructor at Camosun College in 2011, and joined the Chemistry Department faculty in 2014. He completed his BSc and MSc at the University of Victoria. His research interests include the testing of immunoliposome and viral vectors as potential gene replacement therapies for genetic disorders of the central nervous system, using transgenic and mutant animal models.  David is a graduate of Camosun’s Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology program and he greatly enjoys the opportunity to "pay forward" his excellent educational experience here to a new generation of students.

Teaching Courses

Publications

Rietveld L, Stuss DP, McPhee D, Delaney KR (2015)  Genotype-specific effects of MECP2 loss-of-function on morphology of Layer V pyramidal neurons in heterozygous female Rett Syndrome mice. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 9:145.

Stuss DP, Cheema M, Ng MK, Martinez de Paz A, et al. (2013)  Impaired In Vivo Binding of MeCP2 to Chromatin in the Absence of its DNA Methyl-Binding Domain. Nucleic Acids Research 41(9):4888-900.

Stuss DP, Boyd JD, Levin DB, Delaney KR (2012) MeCP2 Mutation Results in Compartment-Specific Reductions in Dendritic Branching and Spine Density in Layer 5 Motor Cortical Neurons of YFP-H MicePLoS ONE 7(3): e31896.