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Holly Huffman

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Lecturer Sr
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography: 

Dr. Huffman has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from U.C., Riverside, and has completed post-doctoral work at the Mayo Clinic and ASU.   Serving as a faculty member at ASU Polytechnic since 2004, she was instrumental in establishing the Chemistry Program at ASU Poly, and served as the President of the Faculty Senate from 2008 to 2010.   She has taught courses in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, organic chemistry, chemistry for engineers, fermentation and other special topics courses.  Recently, she has been doing research analyzing the nutritional content of foods from aeroponic gardens and has previously supervised research projects on enzyme kinetics, and the oral microbiome.   Her current passion is learning more about the health ramifications of the microbiome, gut health and the wide applications of fermentation, she enjoys doing many types of fermentation in her day to day life. 

Research Interests: 
  • Enzyme Kinetics
  • Nutritional Implications of both macro and micro nutrients
  • Aeroponic gardening and it’s impact on micro nutrients
  • Fermentation: 1) Food and beverage production, 2) Impacts on the microbiome/human health, 3) Industrial/Pharmaceutical applications

 

 

 

Publications: 
  • J Sniegowski, J Lappe, H Patel, Holly Huffman, R Wachter. Base catalysis of chromophore formation in Arg96 and Glu222 variants of green fluorescent protein. J Biol Chem (2005).
  • M Rosenow, Holly Huffman, M Phail, Rebekka Wachter. The Crystal Structure of the Y66L Variant of Green Fluorescent Protein Supports a Cyclization-Oxidation-Dehydration Mechanism for Chromophore Maturation. Biochemistry (2004).
  • G Nelson, Holly Huffman, D Smith. Comparison of the carboxy-terminal DP-repeat region in the co-chaperones Hop and Hip. Cell Stress & Chaperones (2003).
  • Holly Huffman, M Sadeghi, E Seemuller, W Baumeister, M Dunn. Proteasome-Cytochrome c Interactions: A Model System for Investigations of Proteasome Host-Guest Interactions. Biochemistry (2003).
Research Activity: 
  • Bond-Robinson,Janet*, Bauer II,Richard C, Briggs,Ron D, Huffman,Holly Ann, Marks,Pamela Sue. Increasing Access, Retention, and Excellence in General Chemistry at all ASU Campuses. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS(7/15/2007 - 6/30/2009).
  • Barrett Honors Laboratory Research Projects:
  • Jesus Hernandez:  A Study of Human Amylase Kinetics in the presence of Apple Cider Vinegar (2013-14)
  • Lilia Portales: The Effects of Probiotics on Strepotococcus Mutans and Their Relationship to Oral Health (2017-18).
  • Christopher Carlton and William Harper: Nutritional and Medicinal Effect of Aeroponic Agriculture (2018-2019)
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
ABS 452Comm App of Fermentation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
ABS 452Comm App of Fermentation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
ABS 452Comm App of Fermentation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
ABS 452Comm App of Fermentation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
ABS 494Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 311Molecular and Cellular Biology
BCH 361Principles of Biochemistry
BCH 367Elementary Biochemistry Lab
Service: 

Within ASU:

·         Chemistry Program Lead, Polytechnic Campus  (2013-2014)

·         Academic Senate, ASU Polytechnic, Member (2006 - 2008)

·         Integrated Biosciences and Biotechnology' Program, ASU Polytechnic, Team member (2006 - 2006)

·         Applied Biological Sciences Department Core Curriculum Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)

 

Community Outreach:

 

  • The Narthex Youth Center: Chairman of the Board/President.   A community based center in East Mesa that served under privileged junior and senior high students with tutoring and life enrichment.  (2012-2014).
  • Teaching Short Course/Workshops on Gut Health, the Microbiome and Preparation of Fermented Foods at:   (2019-2020)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Prescott, AZ
  • The Prescott Farmers Market
  • City of Mesa, Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, Mesa
  • Wingspace Community Conference Room, Prescott, AZ
  • …and even in my home, Mesa, AZ