Sara M. Chiang, BA

Assistant Scientific Investigator
(520) 626-9936
MRB 400B2




Camp SM*, Ceco E*, Evenoski CL*, Danilov SM, Zhou T, Chiang ET, Moreno-Vinasco L, Mapes B, Zhao J, Gursoy G, Brown ME, Adyshev DM, Siddiqui SS, Quijada H, Sammani S, Letsiou E, Saadat L, Yousef M, Wang T, Liang J, Garcia JG. Unique Toll-Like Receptor 4 Activation by NAMPT/PBEF Induces NFκB Signaling and Inflammatory Lung Injury. Sci Rep 14, 13135. 2015. PMID: 26272519.


Shimizu Y*, Camp SM*, Sun X, Zhou T, Wang T, Garcia JG. Sp1-Mediated Non-Muscle MLCK Expression and Enhanced Activity in VEGF-Induced Vascular Permeability. Pulm Circ 5, 707-15. 2015. PMID: 26697178.


Choi S, Camp SM, Dan A, Garcia JG, Dudek SM, Leckband D. A Genetic Variant of Cortactin Linked to Acute Lung Injury Impairs Lamellipodia Dynamics and Endothelial Wound Healing. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol [Epub ahead of print]. 2015. PMID: 26361873.


Camp SM, Chiang ET, Sun C, Usatyuk PV, Bittman R, Natarajan V, Garcia JG, Dudek SM. Pulmonary Endothelial Cell Barrier Enhancement by Novel FTY720 Analogs: Methoxy-FTY720, Fluoro-FTY720, and β-Glucuronide-FTY720. Chem Phys Lipids 10, 16-24. 2015. PMID: 26272033.


Sun X, Elangovan VR, Mapes B, Camp SM, Sammani S, Saadat L, Ceco E, Ma SF, Flores C, MacDougall MS, Quijada H, Lui B, Kempf CL, Wang T, Chiang ET, Garcia JG. The NAMPT promoter is regulated by mechanical stress, signal transducer and activator of transcription 5, and acute respiratory distress syndrome-associated genetic variants. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 51, 660-667. 2014. PMID: 24821571.


Moreno-Vinasco L, Quijada H, Sammani S, Siegler J, Letsiou E, Deaton R, Saadat L, Zaidi RS, Messana J, Gann PH, Machado RF, Ma W, Camp SM, Wang T, Garcia JG. Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase inhibitor is a novel therapeutic candidate in murine models of inflammatory lung injury. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 51, 223-228. 2014. PMID: 24588101.


Wang L, Sammani S, Moreno-Vinasco L, Letsiou E, Wang T, Camp SM, Bittman R, Garcia JG, Dudek SM. FTY720 (S)-Phosphonate Preserves Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptor 1 Expression and Exhibits Superior Barrier Protection to FTY720 in Acute Lung Injury. Crit Care Med 42, e189-199. 2013. PMID: 24335440.


Arce FT, Meckes B, Camp SM, Garcia JG, Dudek SM, Lal R. Heterogeneous elastic response of human lung microvascular endothelial cells to barrier modulating stimuli. Nanomedicine 9, 875-884. 2013. PMID: 23523769.


Usatyuk PV, Singleton PA, Pendyala S, Kalari SK, He D, Gorshkova IA, Camp SM, Moitra J, Dudek SM, Garcia JG, Natarajan V. Novel role for non-muscle myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) in hyperoxia-induced recruitment of cytoskeletal proteins, NADPH oxidase activation, and reactive oxygen species generation in lung endothelium. J Biol Chem 287, 9360-9375. 2012. PMID: 22219181.


Dudek SM, Chiang ET, Camp SM, Guo Y, Zhao J, Brown ME, Singleton PA, Wang L, Desai A, Arce FT, Lal R, Van Eyk JE, Imam SZ, Garcia JG. Abl Tyrosine Kinase Phosphorylates Nonmuscle Myosin Light Chain Kinase to Regulate Endothelial Barrier Function. Mol Biol Cell 21, 4042-4056. 2010. PMID: 20861316.


Camp SM, Bittman R, Chiang ET, Moreno-Vinasco L, Mirzapoiazova T, Sammani S, Lu X, Sun C, Harbeck M, Roe M, Natarajan V, Garcia JG, Dudek SM. Synthetic analogs of FTY720 [2-amino-2-(2-[4-octylphenyl]ethyl)-1,3-propanediol] differentially regulate pulmonary vascular permeability in vivo and in vitro. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 331, 54-64. 2009. PMID: 19592667.


Chiang ET, Camp SM, Dudek SM, Brown ME, Usatyuk PV, Zaborina O, Alverdy JC, Garcia JG. Protective effects of high-molecular weight Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) in human lung endothelial cell barrier regulation: Role of actin cytoskeletal rearrangement. Microvasc Res 77, 174-186. 2009. PMID: 19121327.


Zhao J, Camp SM, Chiang ET, Schilling AB, Dudek SM, Garcia JG. Identification of novel in vitro protein kinase A phosphorylation sites on recombinant non-muscle myosin light chain kinase: nano-liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry methodology. J Org Dysfunc 5, 242-253. 2009.


Dudek SM, Camp SM, Chiang ET, Singleton PA, Usatyuk PV, Zhao Y, Natarajan V, Garcia JG. Pulmonary endothelial cell barrier enhancement by FTY720 does not require the S1P1 receptor. Cell Signal 19, 1754-1764. 2007. PMID: 17475445.


Finigan JH, Dudek SM, Singleton PA, Chiang ET, Jacobson JR, Camp SM, Ye SQ, Garcia JG. Activated protein C mediates novel lung endothelial barrier enhancement: role of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor transactivation. J Biol Chem 280, 17286-17293. 2005. PMID: 15710622.


Bragg DC*, Camp SM*, Kaufman CA, Wilbur JD, Boston H, Schuback DE, Hanson PI, Sena-Esteves M, Breakefield XO. Perinuclear biogenesis of mutant torsin-A inclusions in cultured cells infected with tetracycline-regulated herpes simplex virus type 1 amplicon vectors. Neuroscience 125, 651-661. 2004. PMID: 15099679.


Hewett J, Ziefer P, Bergeron D, Naismith T, Boston H, Slater D, Wilbur J, Schuback D, Kamm C, Smith N, Camp SM, Ozelius LJ, Ramesh V, Hanson PI, Breakefield XO. TorsinA in PC12 cells: localization in the endoplasmic reticulum and response to stress. J Neurosci Res 72, 158-168. 2003. PMID: 12671990.


Hampl JA, Camp SM, Mydlarz WK, Hampl M, Ichikawa T, Chiocca EA, Louis DN, Sena-Esteves M, Breakefield XO. Potentiated gene delivery to tumors using herpes simplex virus/Epstein-Barr virus/RV tribrid amplicon vectors. Hum Gene Ther 14, 611-626. 2003. PMID: 12804144.


Bakowska JC, Di Maria MV, Camp SM, Wang Y, Allen PD, Breakefield XO. Targeted transgene integration into transgenic mouse fibroblasts carrying the full-length human AAVS1 locus mediated by HSV/AAV rep(+) hybrid amplicon vector. Gene Ther 10, 1691-1702. 2003. PMID: 12923568.


Sena-Esteves M, Hampl JA, Camp SM, Breakefield XO. Generation of stable retrovirus packaging cell lines after transduction with herpes simplex virus hybrid amplicon vectors. J Gene Med 4, 229-239. 2002. PMID: 12112640.


Wang Y, Camp SM, Niwano M, Shen X, Bakowska JC, Breakefield XO, Allen PD. Herpes simplex virus type 1/adeno-associated virus rep(+) hybrid amplicon vector improves the stability of transgene expression in human cells by site-specific integration. J Virol 76, 7150-7162. 2002. PMID: 12072515.


Sena-Esteves M, Camp SM, Alroy J, Breakefield XO, Kaye EM. Correction of acid beta-galactosidase deficiency in GM1 gangliosidosis human fibroblasts by retrovirus vector-mediated gene transfer: higher efficiency of release and cross-correction by the murine enzyme. Hum Gene Ther 11, 715-727. 2000. PMID: 10757351.


Sena-Esteves M, Saeki Y, Camp SM, Chiocca EA, Breakefield XO. Single-step conversion of cells to retrovirus vector producers with herpes simplex virus-Epstein-Barr virus hybrid amplicons. J Virol 73, 10426-10439. 1999. PMID: 10559361.