Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, Chemistry





Fisher Building

F 350A


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

  • CHEM 100 Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 110 General College Chemistry I
  • CHEM 214 Nutrition for Fitness
  • CHEM 250 Molecular Biotechnology


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.