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  • Sara Campbell
  • Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director - Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
  • Area: Metabolism
  • End Degree: Ph.D., Exercise Science
  • Office: Loree Gym 061
  • Phone: 848-932-7036
  • Email: saracamp@kines.rutgers.edu
  • Specialization: Exercise influences on gut microbes and intestinal health
  • Laboratory: Exercise and Gastrointestinal Health Laboratory
  • Lab Location: Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health

Courses Taught

01:377:370   Exercise Physiology
01:377:381   Biochemistry of Exercise
01:377:456   Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
01:377:475   Nutrition and Fitness
16:572:503   Exercise Biochemistry (graduate)
16:572:509   Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (graduate)

Educational/Research Interests

Determine the extent to which exercise manifests a unique gut microbial profile and protects the intestine, both large and small, from inflammation and disease.

Selected Publications

1.  Campbell, S.C.  (April 2021). Invited Commentary: Faecalibacterium prausnitzii Abundance in Mouse and Human Gut Can Predict Metabolism of Oat Avenanthramides. Journal of Nutrition (IF – 4.281). April 13, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab086.

2.  Campbell, S.C. (October 2020). Invited Commentary Exercise and Sport Science Reviews on 2019 Paper of the Year. 48(4):149-150.

3.  Qadiri, Q., York, H., Muth, B.J., Longoria, C., Campbell, S.C., Guers, J.J. (2020). The Addition of Naltrexone Alters Cerebral Glucose Uptake Following Acute Forced Swimming. Accepted. Physiology & Behavior (IF – 2.635). 

4.  Dowden R.A., McGuinness, L.R., Wisniewski, P.J., Campbell, S.C., Guers, J.J., Oydanich, M., Vatner S.F., Häggblom, M.M., Kerkhof, L.J. (2020). Genotype and exercise exhibit strain-level selection for gut microbial communities in the mouse digestive system. Sci Rep. Jun 2;10(1):8984. (IF – 4.0).

5. Guers, J.J., Zhang, J., Dowden, R.A., Vatner, S.F., Kerkhof, L.J., Campbell, S.C. (2018). Genotype and exercise induce strain level specificity in AC5KO mouse. IN PREPARATION.

6. Wisniewski, P.J., Joseph, L.B., Composto, G., Gardner, C., Lightfoot, S.A., Campbell, S.C. (2017) Exercise Reduces High-Fat Diet Induced Inflammation but Does Not Influence MUC2 Expression or Microbiota Localization. Comparative Exercise Physiology.  In review.

7. Tuazon, M.A., Campbell, S.C., Klein, D.J., Anthony, T.G., Henderson, G.C. (2018). Effects of ovarian hormones and exercise training intensity on hepatic triglyceride and whole-body metabolism. Metabolism (IF – 4.375). Mar 6. pii: S0026-0495(18)30064-7. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2018.02.011. [Epub ahead of print]

8. Guers, J.J., Zhang, J., Campbell, S.C., Oydanich, M., Vatner, D.E., Vatner, S.F. (2017). Basic Research in Cardiology. Disruption of Adenylyl Cyclase Type 5 Mimics Exercise Training. Sep 8;112(6):59. doi: 10.1007/s00395-017-0648-8. (I.F. – 6.008).

9. Onishi, J., Campbell, S.C., Moreau, M., Flashruit, P., Brooks, A., Zhao, X.Y., Häggblom, MM, Storch, J. (2017). Bacterial communities in the small intestine respond differently to those in the cecum and colon in mice fed low- and high-fat diets. Microbiology (IF – 3.026). 2017 Jul 26. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000496.

10. Rieder, R. Alderman, B.L., Campbell, S.C. (2017). Microbes and mental health: A review. Invited mini-review. Brain, Behav, Immun (IF – 6.128). Jan 25. pii: S0889-1591(17)30016-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2017.01.016. **Among most downloaded papers in BBI (viewed 4500 times) cited 49 times**

11. Campbell, S.C., Wisniewski, P.J. (Jan 2017). Exercise is a novel promoter of intestinal health and microbial diversity. Invited Review. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (IF - 4.259) 45(1); 41-47.

12. Campbell S.C., PJ Wisniewski, M. Noji, L McGuiness, MM Häggblom, LB Joseph, SA Lightfoot, LJ Kerkhof. (2016). The Effect of Diet and Exercise on Intestinal Integrity and Microbial Diversity in Mice. PLoS One (IF-3.534). 2016 Mar 8;11(3):e0150502. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150502**Top 25% cited paper in 2016 (cited 39 times)**

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