In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Camarata conducts various research projects. He runs a research laboratory in the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University. The research laboratory focuses on understanding cell identity and differentiation in the developing kidney utilizing multiple model systems including zebrafish and reptiles. Dr. Camarata also mentors several medical students in a population health research project, in collaboration with faculty at Arkansas State University, which aims to understand the impact of prescribed agricultural burning on air quality and population health outcomes. Dr. Camarata is also active in several medical education research projects.