A native of Washington DC, I grew up on the Virginia side of the Potomac and attended the University of Virginia, where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Chemistry. I went on to earn my Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. I held two junior faculty positions at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Emory University School of Medicine before leaving primary research to earn Georgia state certification in secondary education and teach high school science. In 2012 I joined the faculty at Georgia Gwinnett College.
My career interests have centered around science in many different forms, from primary research involving animal and cell culture models of lipid metabolism to clinical research on diabetes and cardiovascular disease, then to secondary education in chemistry, biology, environmental science, and engineering, to my current endeavors in undergraduate chemistry and biology education, secondary biology teacher certification preparation, digital learning, and education research in the science of teaching and learning.
1. Guo, Y., Huey, P.U., and D. Purcell. 2017. Enhancing Interdisciplinary Attitudes and Achievement via Integrated Biology and Chemistry Curriculum. Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference 1 (in press)
2. Olson, D.E., S.A. Paveglio, P.U. Huey, M.H. Porter, and P. Thule. 2003. Glucose-responsive hepatic insulin gene therapy of spontaneously diabetic BB/Wor rats. Hum Gene Ther. 14(15):1401-1413.
3. Huey, P.U. and L. Chan. 2003. Apolipoprotein gene structure and function. In: Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome, Cooper DN (ed.), vol. 1, pp. 159-164. Nature Publishing Group, London.
4. Ferreira, L.D.M.C-B., P.U. Huey, B. E. Pulford, D.N. Ishii, and R.H. Eckel. 2002. Sciatic nerve lipoprotein lipase is reduced in streptozotocin induced diabetes and corrected by insulin. Endocrinology 143(4):1213-1217.
5. Huey, P.U., K.C. Waugh, J. Etienne, and R.H. Eckel. 2002. Lipoprotein lipase is expressed in rat sciatic nerve and regulated in response to crush injury. J. Lipid Res. 43: 19-25.
6. Monks, J., P.U. Huey, L. Hanson, R.H. Eckel, M.C. Neville, and S. Gavigan. 2001. Cholesterol-depleted, low density lipoprotein-sized particles are present in the milk of lactating mice. J. Lipid Res. 42: 686-696.
7. Poirier, P., T. Marcell, P.U Huey, I.R. Schlaepfer, G.C. Owens, D.R. Jensen, and R.H. Eckel. 2000. Increased intracellular triglyceride in C2C12 muscle cells transfected with human lipoprotein lipase. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 270(3):997-1001.
8. Uelmen, P.J. and L. Chan. 2000. LDL metabolism and atherosclerosis. In Llicons de Patologia Molecular. F. González Sastre and J. Guinovart, eds., Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg.
9. Grunwald, K.A.A., K. Schueler, P.J. Uelmen, B.A. Lipton, M. Kaiser, K. Buhman, and A.D. Attie. 1999. Identification of a novel Arg94?Cys mutation in the LDL receptor that contributes to spontaneous hypercholesterolemia in pigs. J. Lipid Res. 40, 475-485.
10. Huey, P.U., T. Marcell, G.C. Owens, J. Etienne, and R.H. Eckel. 1998. Lipoprotein lipase is expressed in cultured Schwann cells and functions in lipid synthesis and utilization. J. Lipid Res. 39, 2135-2142.
11. LeBoeuf, R.C., P.J. Uelmen, O. Choe, and L. Chan. 1996. Acyl-coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase (Acact) and apolipoprotein A-II (ApoA2) do not account for phenotypic differences in atherosclerosis susceptibility (Ath1) as assessed by recombinant inbred strain analysis. Mouse Genome 94(4), 874-875.
12. Uelmen, P.J., K. Oka, M. Sullivan, T.Y. Chang, C.C.Y. Chang, and L. Chan. 1995. Tissue-specific expression and cholesterol regulation of acylcoenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) in mice. J. Biol. Chem. 270(44), 26192-26201.
13. Aiello, R.J., D.N. Nevin, D.L. Ebert, P.J. Uelmen, J.W. MacCluer, J. Blangero, T.D. Dyer, and A.D. Attie. 1994. Apolipoprotein B and a second major gene locus contribute to phenotypic variation in spontaneously hypercholesterolemic pigs. Arterioscler. Thromb. 14, 409-419.
14. Attie, A.D., R.J. Aiello, S.T. Cooper, and P.J. Uelmen. 1993. Spontaneous hypercholesterolemia in pigs. In Human Apolipoprotein Mutants III. C. Sirtori et al., eds., NATO ASI Series Volume H73, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.