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Vincent Chiang

Vincent Chiang

Professor

Education:
B.S. College of Chinese Culture, Taiwan, 1976
M.S. University of Washington, Seattle, 1980
Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle, 1983


Research Interests:

Biotechnology; cell wall biochemistry and functional genomics.

Dr. Chiang's Brief Curriculum Vitae

Links of Interest:

NSF Grant Funds NC State "Plant Switchboard" Research (NC State News Release, 2009)

Contact:
NC State University
Forest Biotechnology
2500 Partners II Building, Centennial Campus
Box 7247
Raleigh, NC 27695-7247
Tel: 919 513-0098
Fax: 919-515-7800
E-mail: vincent_chiang@ncsu.edu

Publications

  • Min, D. Y., Yang, C. M., Chiang, V., Jameel, H., & Chang, H. M. (2014). The influence of lignin-carbohydrate complexes on the cellulase-mediated saccharification II: Transgenic hybrid poplars (Populus nigra L. and Populus maximowiczii A.). Fuel , 116, 56-62.
    Publication type: Article
  • Min, D. Y., Li, Q. Z., Chiang, V., Jameel, H., Chang, H. M., & Lucia, L. (2014). The influence of lignin-carbohydrate complexes on the cellulase-mediated saccharification I: Transgenic black cottonwood (western balsam poplar, California poplar) P-trichocarpa including the xylan down-regulated and the lignin down-regulated lines. Fuel , 119, 207-213.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chen, H. C., Song, J., Wang, J. P., Lin, Y. C., Ducoste, J., Shuford, C. M., Liu, J., Li, Q. Z., Shi, R., Nepomuceno, A., Isik, F., Muddiman, D. C., Williams, C., Sederoff, R. R., & Chiang, V. L. (2014). Systems biology of lignin biosynthesis in Populus trichocarpa: Heteromeric 4-Coumaric zcid: Coenzyme A ligase protein complex formation, regulation, and numerical modeling. Plant Cell, 26(3), 876-893.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chen, H. C., Song, J. N., Williams, C. M., Shuford, C. M., Liu, J., Wang, J. P., Li, Q. Z., Shi, R., Gokce, E., Ducoste, J., Muddiman, D. C., Sederoff, R. R., & Chiang, V. L. (2013). Monolignol pathway 4-coumaric acid: Coenzyme a ligases in Populus trichocarpa: Novel specificity, metabolic regulation, and simulation of coenzyme a ligation fluxes. Plant Physiology, 161(3), 1501-1516.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lu, S. F., Li, Q. Z., Wei, H. R., Chang, M. J., Tunlaya-Anukit, S., Kim, H., Liu, J., Song, J. Y., Sun, Y. H., Yuan, L. C., Yeh, T. F., Peszlen, I., Ralph, J., Sederoff, R. R., & Chiang, V. L. (2013). Ptr-miR397a is a negative regulator of laccase genes affecting lignin content in Populus trichocarpa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(26), 10848-10853.
    Publication type: Article
  • Umezawa, T., Ragamustari, S. K., Nakatsubo, T., Wada, S., Li, L. G., Yamamura, M., Sakakibara, N., Hattori, T., Suzuki, S., & Chiang, V. L. (2013). A lignan O-methyltransferase catalyzing the regioselective methylation of matairesinol in Carthamus tinctorius. Plant Biotechnology, 30(2), 97-109.
    Publication type: Article
  • Liu, E. Y., Peng, S. B., Li, Q. Z., Sun, Y. H., Chiang, V. L., & Sederoff, R. R. (2013). High-level gene expression in differentiating xylem of tobacco driven by a 2.0 kb Poplar COMT2 promoter and a 4 x 35S enhancer. Plant Biotechnology, 30(2), 191-198.
    Publication type: Article
  • Shi, R., Shuford, C. M., Wang, J. P., Sun, Y. H., Yang, Z. C., Chen, H. C., Tunlaya-Anukit, S., Li, Q. Z., Liu, J., Muddiman, D. C., Sederoff, R. R., & Chiang, V. L. (2013). Regulation of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) gene family in wood forming tissue of Populus trichocarpa. Planta, 238(3), 487-497.
    Publication type: Article
  • Loziuk, P. L., Wang, J., Li, Q. Z., Sederoff, R. R., Chiang, V. L., & Muddiman, D. C. (2013). Understanding the role of proteolytic digestion on discovery and targeted proteomic measurements using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry and design of experiments. Journal of Proteome Research, 12(12), 5820-5829.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lin, Y. C., Li, W., Sun, Y. H., Kumari, S., Wei, H. R., Li, Q. Z., Tunlaya-Anukit, S., Sederoff, R. R., & Chiang, V. L. (2013). SND1 transcription factor-directed quantitative functional hierarchical genetic regulatory network in wood formation in Populus trichocarpa. Plant Cell, 25(11), 4324-4341.
    Publication type: Article
  • Albert, V. A., Barbazuk, W. B., dePamphilis, C. W., Der, J. P., Leebens-Mack, J., Ma, H., Palmer, J. D., Rounsley, S., Sankoff, D., Schuster, S. C., Soltis, D. E., Soltis, P. S., Wessler, S. R., Wing, R. A., Albert, V. A., & Ammiraju, J. S. S. (2013). The Amborella genome and the evolution of flowering plants. Science, 342(6165), 1467-+.
    Publication type: Article
  • Min, D. Y., Yang, C. M., Shi, R., Jameel, H., Chiang, V., & Chang, H. M. (2013). The elucidation of the lignin structure effect on the cellulase-mediated saccharification by genetic engineering poplars (Populus nigra L. x Populus maximowiczii A.). Biomass and Bioenergy, 58, 52-57.
    Publication type: Article
  • Perera, P. N., Schmidt, M., Chiang, V. L., Schuck, P. J., & Adams, P. D. (2012). Raman-spectroscopy-based noninvasive microanalysis of native lignin structure. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 402(2), 983-987.
    Publication type: Article
  • Shuford, C. M., Li, Q. Z., Sun, Y. H., Chen, H. C., Wang, J., Shi, R., Sederoff, R. R., Chiang, V. L., & Muddiman, D. C. (2012). comprehensive quantification of monolignol-pathway enzymes in populus trichocarpa by protein cleavage isotope dilution mass spectrometry. Journal of Proteome Research, 11(6), 3390-3404.
    Publication type: Article
  • Min, D. Y., Jameel, H., Chiang, V., & Chang, H. M. (2012). effect of lignin on enzymatic saccharification of hardwood after green liquor and sulfuric acid pretreatments. BioResources, 7(2), 2272-2283.
    Publication type: Article
  • Sun, Y. H., Shi, R., Zhang, X. H., Chiang, V. L., & Sederoff, R. R. (2012). MicroRNAs in trees. Plant Molecular Biology, 80(1), 37-53.
    Publication type: Article
  • Wang, J. P., Shuford, C. M., Li, Q. Z., Song, J. N., Lin, Y. C., Sun, Y. H., Chen, H. C., Williams, C. M., Muddiman, D. C., Sederoff, R. R., & Chiang, V. L. (2012). Functional redundancy of the two 5-hydroxylases in monolignol biosynthesis of Populus trichocarpa: LC-MS/MS based protein quantification and metabolic flux analysis. Planta, 236(3), 795-808.
    Publication type: Article
  • Liu, J., Shi, R., Li, Q. Z., Sederoff, R. R., & Chiang, V. L. (2012). A standard reaction condition and a single HPLC separation system are sufficient for estimation of monolignol biosynthetic pathway enzyme activities. Planta, 236(3), 879-885.
    Publication type: Article
  • Li, Q. Z., Lin, Y. C., Sun, Y. H., Song, J., Chen, H., Zhang, X. H., Sederoff, R. R., & Chiang, V. L. (2012). Splice variant of the SND1 transcription factor is a dominant negative of SND1 members and their regulation in Populus trichocarpa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(36), 14699-14704.
    Publication type: Article
  • Min, D. Y., Li, Q. Z., Jameel, H., Chiang, V., & Chang, H. M. (2012). The cellulase-mediated saccharification on wood derived from transgenic low-lignin lines of black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa). Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 168(4), 947-955.
    Publication type: Article
  • Min, D. Y., Li, Q. Z., Yang, C. M., Chang, H. M., Chiang, V., & Jameel, H. (2012). The effects of transgenic samples on the enzymatic saccharification. (Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Pulping, Papermaking and Biotechnology (ICPPB '12), vols. I and II, ) (pp. 1058-1062).
    Publication type: Conference paper
  • Li, Q. Z., Min, D. Y., Wang, J. P. Y., Peszlen, I., Horvath, L., Horvath, B., Nishimura, Y., Jameel, H., Chang, H. M., & Chiang, V. L. (2011). Down-regulation of glycosyltransferase 8D genes in Populus trichocarpa caused reduced mechanical strength and xylan content in wood. Tree Physiology, 31(2), 226-236.
    Publication type: Article
  • Zhou, C. Z., Li, Q. Z., Chiang, V. L., Lucia, L. A., & Griffis, D. P. (2011). Chemical and spatial differentiation of syringyl and guaiacyl lignins in poplar wood via time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 83(18), 7020-7026.
    Publication type: Article
  • Min, D. Y., Li, Q. Z., Jameel, H., Chiang, V., & Chang, H. M. (2011). Comparison of pretreatment protocols for cellulase-mediated saccharification of wood derived from transgenic low-xylan lines of cottonwood (P. trichocarpa). Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(8), 3514-3521.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lu, S. F., Yang, C. M., & Chiang, V. L. (2011). Conservation and diversity of MicroRNA-associated copper-regulatory networks in Populus trichocarpa. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 53(11), 879-891.
    Publication type: Article
  • Roque-Rivera, R., Talhelm, A. F., Johnson, D. W., Chiang, V. L., & Pregitzer, K. S. (2011). Effects of lignin-modified Populus tremuloides on soil organic carbon. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 174(5), 818-826.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chen, H. C., Li, Q. Z., Shuford, C. M., Liu, J., Muddiman, D. C., Sederoff, R. R., & Chiang, V. L. (2011). Membrane protein complexes catalyze both 4-and 3-hydroxylation of cinnamic acid derivatives in monolignol biosynthesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(52), 21253-21258.
    Publication type: Article
  • Shi, R., Sun, Y. H., Li, Q. Z., Heber, S., Sederoff, R., & Chiang, V. L. (2010). Towards a systems approach for lignin biosynthesis in populus trichocarpa: transcript abundance and specificity of the monolignol biosynthetic genes. Plant and Cell Physiology, 51(1), 144-163.
    Publication type: Review
  • Suzuki, S., Sakakibara, N., Li, L. G., Umezawa, T., & Chiang, V. L. (2010). Profiling of phenylpropanoid monomers in developing xylem tissue of transgenic aspen (Populus tremuloides). Journal of Wood Science, 56(1), 71-76.
    Publication type: Article
  • Novaes, E., Kirst, M., Chiang, V., Winter-Sederoff, H., & Sederoff, R. (2010). Lignin and biomass: A negative correlation for wood formation and lignin content in trees. Plant Physiology, 154(2), 555-561.
    Publication type: Article
  • Shi, R., Yang, C. M., Lu, S. F., Sederoff, R., & Chiang, V. L. (2010). Specific down-regulation of PAL genes by artificial microRNAs in Populus trichocarpa. Planta, 232(6), 1281-1288.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lu, S. F., Sun, Y. H., & Chiang, V. L. (2009). Adenylation of plant miRNAs. Nucleic Acids Research, 37(6), 1878-1885.
    Publication type: Article
  • Kumar, M., Thammannagowda, S., Bulone, V., Chiang, V., Han, K. H., Joshi, C. P., Mansfield, S. D., Mellerowicz, E., Sundberg, B., Teeri, T., & Ellis, B. E. (2009). An update on the nomenclature for the cellulose synthase genes in Populus. Trends in Plant Science, 14(5), 248-254.
    Publication type: Review
  • Schmidt, M., Schwartzberg, A. M., Perera, P. N., Weber-Bargioni, A., Carroll, A., Sarkar, P., Bosneaga, E., Urban, J. J., Song, J., Balakshin, M. Y., Capanema, E. A., Auer, M., Adams, P. D., Chiang, V. L., & Schuck, P. J. (2009). Label-free in situ imaging of lignification in the cell wall of low lignin transgenic Populus trichocarpa. Planta, 230(3), 589-597.
    Publication type: Article
  • Osakabe, Y., Osakabe, K., & Chiang, V. L. (2009). Characterization of the tissue-specific expression of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene promoter from loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) in Nicotiana tabacum. Plant Cell Reports, 28(9), 1309-1317.
    Publication type: Article
  • Sutela, S., Niemi, K., Edesi, J., Laakso, T., Saranpaa, P., Vuosku, J., Makela, R., Tiimonen, H., Chiang, V. L., Koskimaki, J., Suorsa, M., Julkunen-Tiitto, R., & Haggman, H. (2009). Phenolic compounds in ectomycorrhizal interaction of lignin modified silver birch. BMC Plant Biology, 9.
    Publication type: Article
  • Osakabe, Y., Osakabe, K., & Chiang, V. L. (2009). Isolation of 4-coumarate Co-A ligase gene promoter from loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) and characterization of tissue-specific activity in transgenic tobacco. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 47(11-12), 1031-1036.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lu, S. F., Li, L. G., Yi, X. P., Joshi, C. P., & Chiang, V. L. (2008). Differential expression of three eucalyptus secondary cell wall-related cellulose synthase genes in response to tension stress. Journal of Experimental Botany, 59(3), 681-695.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lu, S. F., Sun, Y. H., & Chiang, V. L. (2008). Stress-responsive microRNAs in Populus. Plant Journal, 55(1), 131-151.
    Publication type: Article
  • Tiimonen, H., Aronen, T., Laakso, T., Saranpaa, P., Chiang, V., Haggman, H., & Niemi, K. (2008). Paxillus involutus forms an ectomycorrhizal symbiosis and enhances survival of PtCOMT-modified Betula pendula in vitro. Silvae Genetica, 57(4-5), 235-242.
    Publication type: Article
  • Yeh, T. F., Wang, J., Rui, S., Sun, Y. H., & Chiang, V. L. (2008). A novel O-Methyltransferase-like gene with a drastic extopic expression in response to tension wood formation in Poupulus trichocarpa. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 41(9-10), 521-528.
    Publication type: Article
  • Nakatsubo, T., Li, L., Hattori, T., Lu, S., Sakakibara, N., Chiang, V. L., Shimada, M., Suzuki, S., & Umezawa, T. (2008). Roles of 5-hydroxyconiferylaldehyde and caffeoyl CoA O-methyltransferases in monolignol biosynthesis in Carthamus tinctorius. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 41(9-10), 511-520.
    Publication type: Article
  • Hancock, J. E., Loya, W. M., Giardina, C. P., Li, L. G., Chiang, V. L., & Pregitzer, K. S. (2007). Plant growth, biomass partitioning and soil carbon formation in response to altered lignin biosynthesis in Populus tremuloides. New Phytologist, 173(4), 732-742.
    Publication type: Article
  • Tiimonen, H., Haggman, H., Tsai, C. J., Chiang, V., & Aronen, T. (2007). The seasonal activity and the effect of mechanical bending and wounding on the PtCOMT promoter in Betula pendula Roth. Plant Cell Reports (Online), 26(8), 1205-1214.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lu, S. F., Sun, Y. H., Amerson, H., & Chiang, V. L. (2007). MicroRNAs in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) and their association with fusiform rust gall development. Plant Journal, 51(6), 1077-1098.
    Publication type: Review
  • Keshwani, D. R., Cheng, J. J., Li, L., Burns, J. C., & Chiang, V. (2007). Microwave pretreatment of switchgrass to enhance enzymatic hydrolysis. In Proceedings of the ASABE Annual International Meeting (Minneapolis, Minnesota). (Conference Proceedings, 077127).
    Publication type: Conference paper
  • Yamada, T., Yeh, T. F., Chang, H. M., Li, L. G., Kadla, J. F., & Chiang, V. L. (2006). Rapid analysis of transgenic trees using transmittance near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR). Holzforschung, 60(1), 24-28.
    Publication type: Article
  • Li, L. G., Lu, S. F., & Chiang, V. (2006). A genomic and molecular view of wood formation. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 25(3), 215-233.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lu, S. F., Zhou, Y. H., Li, L. G., & Chiang, V. L. (2006). Distinct roles of cinnamate 4-hydroxylase genes in Populus. Plant and Cell Physiology, 47(7), 905-914.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chiang, V. L. (2006). Monolignol biosynthesis and genetic engineering of lignin in trees, a review. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 4(3), 143-146.
    Publication type: Article
  • Suzuki, S., Li, L. G., Sun, Y. H., & Chiang, V. L. (2006). The cellulose synthase gene superfamily and biochemical functions of xylem-specific cellulose synthase-like genes in Populus trichocarpa. Plant Physiology, 142(3), 1233-1245.
    Publication type: Article
  • Song, J. Y., Lu, S. F., Chen, Z. Z., Lourenco, R., & Chiang, V. L. (2006). Genetic transformation of Populus trichocarpa genotype Nisqually-1: A functional genomic tool for woody plants. Plant and Cell Physiology, 47(11), 1582-1589.
    Publication type: Article
  • Yeh, T. F., Yamada, T., Capanema, E., Chang, H. M., Chiang, V., & Kadla, J. F. (2005). Rapid screening of wood chemical component variations using transmittance near-infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 53(9), 3328-3332.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lu, S. F., Sun, Y. H., Shi, R., Clark, C., Li, L. G., & Chiang, V. L. (2005). Novel and mechanical stress-responsive microRNAs in Populus trichocarpa that are absent from Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 17(8), 2186-2203.
    Publication type: Article
  • Shi, R., & Chiang, V. L. (2005). Facile means for quantifying microRNA expression by real-time PCR. Biotechniques, 39(4), 519-525.
    Publication type: Article
  • Tiimonen, H., Aronen, T., Laakso, T., Saranpaa, P., Chiang, V., Ylioja, T., Roininen, H., & Haggman, H. (2005). Does lignin modification affect feeding preference or growth performance of insect herbivores in transgenic silver birch (Betula pendula Roth)?. Planta (Online), 222(4), 699-708.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chiang, V. L. C., & Li, L. (2005). Methods for simultaneous control of lignin content and composition, and cellulose content in plants. U.S. Patent No. 6855864. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
    Publication type: Patent
  • Li, L. G., Cheng, X. F., Lu, S. F., Nakatsubo, T., Umezawa, T., & Chiang, V. L. (2005). Clarification of cinnamoyl co-enzyme A reductase catalysis in monolignol biosynthesis of aspen. Plant and Cell Physiology, 46(7), 1073-1082.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lu, S. F., Shi, R., Tsao, C. C., Yi, X. P., Li, L. G., & Chiang, V. L. (2004). RNA silencing in plants by the expression of siRNA duplexes. Nucleic Acids Research, 32(21), 171.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chiang, V. L. C., & Li, L. (2004). Genetic engineering of syringyl-enriched lignin in plants. U.S. Patent No. 6812377. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
    Publication type: Patent
  • Li, L., Zhou, Y., Cheng, X.F., Sun, J., Marita, J., Ralph, J., & Chiang, V.L. (2003). Combinatorial modification of multiple lignin traits in trees through multigene cotransformation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 100(8), 4939-4944.
    Publication type: Article
  • Harding, S. A., Leshkevich, J., Chiang, V. L., & Tsai, C. J. (2002). Differential substrate inhibition couples kinetically distinct 4-coumarate: Coenzyme A ligases with spatially distinct metabolic roles in quaking aspen. Plant Physiology, 128(2002), 428-438.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chiang, V.L. (2002). From rags to riches. Nature Biotechnology, 20(6), 557-558.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chiang, V. L., Tsai, C.-J., & Hu, W.-J. (2002). Methods of modifying lignin in plants by transformation with a 4-coumarate coenzyme a ligase nucleic acid. U.S. Patent No. 6455762. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
    Publication type: Patent
  • Chiang, V. L., Tsai, C. J., & Podila, G. K. (1999). Genetic engineering of wood color in plants. U.S. Patent No. 5886243. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
    Publication type: Patent