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David G. Camp II, Ph.D.


Dave Camp
David Camp

David is focused on developing automated methods for sample processing of cells, proteins, and peptides in combination with the introduction of stable isotope labels for quantitative measurements of proteome samples from two or more different sample conditions. Current projects include working with medically important microbes and viruses, mapping transient events in signal transduction pathways, characterizing the proteomes of mammalian cells and tissues, and identification and quantification of proteins in human blood plasma.

Past Experience

From 1989 to 1999 David was a tenured faculty member in the Chemistry Department at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. During that time, he served in several faculty/student research appointments at PNNL, and was selected as a PNNL affiliate staff scientist in 1994. David joined PNNL as a senior research scientist in 2001, following one year in the private sector.


  • Postdoctoral Research, University of Houston, 1988-1989
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Montana, Missoula, 1988
  • B.S., Chemistry, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Summer Merit Award/Research Grants, Eastern Oregon University, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994, and 1992
  • American Chemical Society, Richland Section, Chair (1992) and Past-Chair (1993)

Selected Publications

Pertz OC, Y Wang, F Yang, W Wang, LJ Gay, MA Gritsenko, TR Clauss, DJ Anderson, T Liu, KJ Auberry, DG Camp II, RD Smith, and RL Klemke. 2008. "Spatial mapping of the neurite and soma proteomes reveals a functional Cdc42/Rac regulatory network." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 105(6):1931-1936.

Qian W, DT Kaleta, BA Ogata, H Jiang, T Liu, X Zhang, HM Mottaz, SM Varnum, DG Camp, II, huang, X Fang, W Zhang, and RD Smith. 2008. "Enhanced Detection of Low-Abundant Human Plasma Proteins using a Tandem IgY12-SuperMix Immunoaffinity Separation Strategy." Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. MCP 7(10):1963-1973.

Qian W, T Liu, VA Petyuk, MA Gritsenko, BO Petritis, AD Polpitiya, A Kaushal, W Xiao, CC Finnerty, MG Jescheke, N Jaitly, ME Monroe, RJ Moore, LL Moldawer, RW Davis, RG Tompkins, DN Hemdon, DG Camp, II, and RD Smith. 2009. "Large-Scale Multiplexed Quantitative Discovery Proteomics Enabled by the Use of an 18O-Labeled "Universal" Reference Sample." Journal of Proteome Research. 8(1): 290-299.

Petyuk VA, W Qian, MH Chin, HH Wang, EA Livesay, ME Monroe, JN Adkins, N Jaitly, DJ Anderson, DG Camp, II, DJ Smith, and RD Smith. 2007. "Spatial Mapping of Protein Abundances in the Mouse Brain by Voxelation Integrated with High-Throughput Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry." Genome Research 17(3):328-336.

Y. Wang, S.J. Ding, W. Wang, J.M. Jacobs, W.J. Qian, R.J. Moore, F. Yang, D.G. Camp II, R.D. Smith, & R.L. Klemke. 2007. "Profiling signaling polarity in chemotactic cells." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 104(20):8328-8333.

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