Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Animal and cell culture models of lipid metabolism, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

Undergraduate chemistry and biology education

 

EDUCATION

PhD in Biochemistry, December 1993 – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

BS in Chemistry, May 1986 – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Biology, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA, 2012 – Present

Upper Learning Science Instructor, The Galloway School, Atlanta, GA, 2002 – 2012

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA, 2002 – 2003

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, 2000

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University, Decatur, GA, 2000 – 2003

Molecular Biology Core Laboratory Director, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1996 – 1999

 

 PUBLICATIONS

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: Article 4 (2017)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 SELECTED ABSTRACTS

“Comparison of the Neuroprotective Effects of Nicotine and Levodopa on BV-2 Microglial Cells and in a Zebrafish Model of Parkinson’s Disease,” Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Meeting, November 2019

“A Study to Assess Students’ Ability to Design Experiments in an Introductory Biology Course.” American Society for Cell Biology Regional Educators Meeting, Athens, GA, 31 May 2019

“The BioChem Faculty Learning Community: Professional Development toward Integrative Instruction,” GGC SST STEM Symposium, Stone Mountain, GA, May 2019.

“The Neuroprotective Effects of Levodopa Extracted from Mucuna Pruriens on MN9D and BV-2 Cell Lines”, Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective Posters at the Georgia State Capitol Event, Atlanta GA, March 2019

“Developing Interdisciplinary STEM Skills via Integrating BIOL 1107K and CHEM 1212K Classroom and Laboratory Experiences,” GGC SST STEM Symposium, Stone Mountain GA, May 2018

“Enhancing Interdisciplinary STEM Learning via Establishment of a BIOL 1107K/CHEM 1212K Faculty Community”, GGC STEM Symposium, Stone Mountain GA, May 2018

“Enhancing Interdisciplinary Attitudes and Achievement via Integrated Biology and Chemistry Curriculum,” USG Teaching and Learning Conference, Athens GA, April 2017.

“Enhancing Interdisciplinary Attitudes and Achievement via Integrated Biology and Chemistry Curriculum,” Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching & Learning Conference, Savannah GA, March 2017.

“Improving Math Fluency Using Expressive and Reflective Writing in the BCHM 3100K (Biochemistry) Curriculum.” GGC STEM Symposium May 2016.

“Integrative Learning in the Practice: Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 1212K) & Principles of Biology I (BIOL 1107K).” GGC CTE 2016 Teaching and Learning Day, March 2016.

“SCIENCE! Girls: A Middle-School Summer Program for Developing Interest in STEM Disciplines among Female Students.” Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching & Learning Conference, Statesboro GA, March 2013.

“Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism in Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair.”  Georgia Institute of Technology Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar Series, November 2, 1999.

“Regulation and localization of lipoprotein lipase in the crush-injured rat sciatic nerve.”  Kern Aspen Lipid Conference, August 1998.

“Lipid Metabolism in Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair.”  University of Colorado Center for Human Nutrition Seminar Series, April 27, 1998.

“Acyl coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT):  Its roles in hepatic lipoprotein production and atherogenesis.”  AtheroGenics, Inc., Norcross, GA., March 19, 1998.

“Lipoprotein lipase is expressed in rat sciatic nerve and upregulated in response to crush injury.”  70th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, November 1997.

“The role of lipoprotein lipase in the peripheral nervous system: studies in rat sciatic nerve and cultured Schwann cells.”  Kern Aspen Lipid Conference, August 1997.

“The Role of Lipoprotein Lipase in Peripheral Nerve: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies.”  University of Colorado Cancer Center Program in Hormones and Cancer, May 20, 1997.

“Adenovirus and Adeno-associated Virus Gene Delivery.”  University of Colorado Division of Endocrinology Suds ‘n’ Science Seminar Series, December 12, 1996.

“Adenovirus-mediated Gene Transfer of Human Acyl Coenzyme A:cholesterol Acyltransferase into Mice.”  69th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, November 1996.

“Molecular Cloning of Mouse Acyl Coenzyme A:Cholesterol Acyltransferase: Tissue Expression and Dietary Regulation of its mRNA.”  67th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, November 1994.

“Molecular cloning of mouse acyl coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase.  Tissue expression and dietary regulation of its mRNA.”  Aspen Bile Acid/Cholesterol/Lipoprotein Conference, 1994.

“Liver lipoprotein production in hypercholesterolemic swine.”  Aspen Bile Acid/Cholesterol Conference, 1991.

“Characterizations of the origins and metabolism of LDL subspecies in hypercholesterolemic swine.”  Aspen Bile Acid/Cholesterol Conference, 1990.

 

FUNDING AWARDS

“Developing Interdisciplinary STEM Skills via Integrating BIOL 1107K and CHEM 1212K Classroom and Laboratory Experiences,” USG/NSF-Funded STEM CURE Mini-Grant Program, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2018-2019

“Enhancing Interdisciplinary STEM Learning via Establishment of a BIOL 1107K/CHEM 1212K Faculty Community”, USG/NSF-Funded STEM FLC Mini-Grant Program, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2018-2019

“IMPACT (Inspiring Mathematical Projects Alongside Calculus Techniques) for an Undergraduate Research and Creative Experience,” NSF-Funded STEM CURE Mini-Grant Program, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2016-2017

“Building and Assessing STEM Skills in BIOL1107K,” NSF-Funded STEM CURE Mini-Grant Program, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2016-2017

“Enhancing Interdisciplinary STEM Skills via Integrated Biology and Chemistry Laboratory,” USG STEM Education Improvement Plan Mini-Grant, 2016-2017

“Improving Math Fluency Using Expressive and Reflective Writing in the BCHM 3100K (Biochemistry) Curriculum,” NIH STEM Mini-Grant Award, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2015-2016

Beginning Grant-in-Aid, American Heart Association Southeast Affiliate, Atlanta VAMC, 2000-2002

VISN 7 Research Service Line Career Development Award, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Atlanta VAMC, 2000-2002

Pilot/Feasibility Study Award, Colorado Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1999-2001

National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service National Research Service Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 1994-1996

 

LEADERSHIP / SERVICE

Educator Preparation Advisory Committee, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2012 – present

Center for Teaching Excellence Digital Learning Scholar, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2017 – 2018

Student Mentoring Committee, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2012 – 2016

Chair, Biology Teacher Certification Track Goal Team, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2013 – 2018

Chair, Professional Evaluation Task Force, The Galloway School, 2009 – 2012

Chair, Faculty Mentoring Program, The Galloway School, 2009 – 2012

Science Curriculum Task Force, The Galloway School, 2007 – 2008

 

HONORS

Loridans Fellow, The Galloway School, 2010-2015

Cindy Dearman Teacher Excellence Endowment, The Galloway School, 2010

John and Candy Berman Award for Teaching Excellence, The Galloway School, 2007

NIH Graduate Training Program in Cell and Molecular Biology, UW-Madison, 1987 – 1990

Wisconsin Alumni research Foundation Fellow, UW-Madison, 1986 – 1987

Echols Scholar, University of Virginia, 1982 – 1986

 

MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Chemical Society

American Institute of Biological Sciences

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

National Science Teachers Association

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