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Tim Veenstra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science


Dr. Timothy Veenstra previously worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and he has worked in various labs around the U.S., including the National Cancer Institute in Maryland. While his most recent experience was as a professor at Maranatha Baptist University, he has spent most of his career in research, primarily in the fields of oncology and neurology. The labs he worked in used mass spectrometry to develop methods for disease detection and also to identify key molecules involved in disease progression.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Scholarly Works

  • Proteomics for Biological Discovery. 2019. Veenstra, T.D. (Editor), Yates III, J.R. (Editor)
  • Proteomic Applications in Cancer Detection and Discovery. 2013. Veenstra, T.D.
  • Neuroproteomic tools for battling Alzheimer's disease. Veenstra, T.D.
  • Proteomics. 2016, 16:2847-2853. Where are all the biomarkers? Veenstra, T.D. Expert Rev
  • Proteomics. 2011 Dec;8(6):681-3. Proteomic and Metabolomic Approaches to Biomarker Discovery. 2019. Issaq, H.J. (Editor), Veenstra, T.D. (Editor)


  • Interests: Hockey and traveling; wife, Christine, three children, and one granddaughter
  • Hobbies: Home renovations and hobby farming
  • Why Cedarville: Christian education is very important to me at all levels, and it is important to teach students that they do not have to surrender their beliefs to be successful in careers such as pharmacy. Cedarville provides me the ministry opportunities to not only teach young scientists about the wonder of God's creation, but also train them on how to make a difference in the lives of those they will work with in their future careers.