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YUE-QIAO (GEORGE) HUANG, BSC, PHD 
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Associate Professor


Dr. Huang has rich experiences in teaching at various levels in inter-cultural settings. Dr. Huang found his passion in teaching when he was a graduate assistant in China. Later during his PhD training years at Iowa State University, he enjoyed teaching human anatomy and physiology babs to non-majors for a few years. After moving to the University of Toronto, Canada, he was blessed with the opportunity for one-on-one teaching/tutoring. While on the faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine, he taught various subjects such as neurosciences, biochemistry and cell biology.

Education

  • BSc, MSc, Wuhan University, 1986, 1989
  • PhD, Iowa State University, 1997

Courses

At PCOM School of Pharmacy, Dr. Huang teaches Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology I and II; Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations; Principles of Drug Action III; Integrated Case Studies I, II and III. He also teaches in Biopharmaceutics.

Research

Dr. Huang’s research interest lies in brain physiology and pathophysiology. Currently his main focus is on the mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, and especially on the regulation of the NMDA subtype of the glutamate receptors. "NMDA receptors", as they are called, play critical roles in learning and memory, and in the development of the brain. As NMDA receptors are also critically important in brain disorders, his studies have significant implications that extend to a broad range of pathological processes in the central nervous system, including brain and spinal cord injury, epilepsy, chronic pain, stroke, Alzheimer disease, and schizophrenia. In the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Huang's research projects continue to address the issue of glutamate receptor regulation, and he prides himself on taking an integrated approach using a combination of biochemistry, cell biology, physiology and pharmacology. Dr. Huang is also interested in educational scholarship in pharmacy.

Awards

  • Peach Award for Teaching Excellence, PCOM School of Pharmacy, Suwanee, GA 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
  • Young Investigator Award, NARSAD, 2006-2009. (NARSAD, Now called “Brain and Behavior Research Foundation”, The World's Leading Foundation Dedicated to Mental Health Research)
  • BrainStar Award, Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addition, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. September 2001.
  • 13th Andrew Sass-Kortsak Award, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (annual award to a postdoctoral fellow for excellence in research), May 2001
  • Young Investigator Award, Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America, USA 1998- 2000
  • Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University, Iowa, USA, August 1997

Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Grants


Intramural Research Grant, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging (CCDA), Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012.

Research Grant, Young Investigator Award, NARSAD, 2006-2009. (NARSAD, Now called “Brain and Behavior Research Foundation”, The World's Leading Foundation Dedicated to Mental Health Research)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research /Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2001-2003.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario, Canada, 2000-2001

Young Investigator Award, Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America, USA 1998-2000

 

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