Gale Carey, Ph.D.

Gale Carey, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Educational Background:

Ph.D., Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA, 1981
M.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1976
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1974

Courses Taught:

Nutritional Biochemistry (NUTR 750/850); Nutritional Biochemistry of Micronutrients (NUTR 751/851); Introduction to Research (MCBS 901)

General Area of Interest and/or Specialty:

Adipose tissue and liver metabolism; obesity, diabetes, and environmental chemicals as promoters of obesity and diabetes; the campus environment and student health.

Description of Current Research and/or Professional Activities:

Our research focus is on obesity and diabetes. We want to understand how our diet, exercise, and exposure to environmental chemicals negatively impact adipose tissue and liver metabolism, which, in turn, can increase the risk of developing obesity and diabetes. Animals and humans are subjects for our work. Our animal work has used the miniature Yucatan swine, and most recently the Sprague-Dawley rat to examine the metabolic and biochemical alterations in adipose and liver tissue metabolism after exposure to lipid-soluble flame retardants chemicals. Our human work documents the appearance of these same flame retardants in breast milk and the blood of UNH students.  Our current working hypothesis is that environmental chemicals may be a third component (after diet and exercise) that contribute to the obesity/diabetes epidemic.

My professional activities reflect my research interests. I'm a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the American Physiological Society, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Obesity Society.

Representative Publications:

Cowans KR, Simpson S, Thomas WK, Carey GB (2015) Polybrominated diphenylether (PBDE)-induced suppression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) decreases hepatic glyceroneogenesis and disrupts hepatic lipid homeostasis. J. Toxicol. Env. Health, Part A, 78:1437-1449.

Dunn, Rebecca L., Huwe, Janice K. and Carey, Gale B. (2010) Biomonitoring polybrominated diphenyl ethers in human milk as a function of environment, dietary intake, and demographics in New Hampshire.  Chemosphere 80:1175-1182.   

Dunn, Rebecca L. and Carey, Gale B. (2010) Developing a biomonitoring educational pamphlet for potential participants in a breast milk biomonitoring study.  J. Human Lactation 26:183-186.

Moutsiolis, Athena A., Rule, Daniel C., Murrieta, Charles M., Bauman, Dale E., Lock, Adam L., Barbano, David M., and Carey, Gale B. (2008) Human breast milk enrichment in conjugated linoleic acid after consumption of a conjugated linoleic acid-rich food product: a pilot study. Nutrition Research 28:437-442.

Hoppe, Andrea A. and Carey, Gale B. (2007) Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) as endocrine disruptors of adipocyte metabolism. Obesity 15:2942-2950.

Strouch, Marci B., Jackson, Edwin K., Mi, Zaichuan, Metes, Nicole A., and Carey, Gale B. (2005) Extracellular cyclic AMP-adenosine pathway in isolated adipocytes and adipose tissue. Obesity Research, 13:974-981.

Carey, Gale B., Wojtukiewicz, Lindsay J., Goodman, Jessie M., Reineck, Kevin E. and Overman, Kristen C. (2004) Extracellular cyclic AMP and adenosine appearance in adipose tissue of Yucatan miniature swine (Sus scrofa): Effects of exercise. Exp. Biol. Med. 229:1026-1032.

Moher, H. E. and Carey, Gale B. (2002) Adipose tissue blood flow (ATBF) in miniature swine using the 133xenon washout technique. J. Anim. Sci., 80:1294-1298.

Wright, K. C., Carey, Gale B. and Quinn, Timothy J. (2002) Infant acceptance of breast milk after maternal exercise. Pediatrics, 109:585-589.

Carey, Gale B. and Quinn, Timothy J. (2001) Exercise and lactation: Are they compatible? Can. J. Appl. Physiol., 26 (1):55-74.

Carey, Gale B. (2000) Cellular adaptations in fat tissue of exercise-trained miniature swine: role of excess energy intake. J Appl Physiol 88:881-887.

Additional Information:

In 2005, Dr. Carey received the UNH Jean A. Brierley Teaching Excellence Award, and in 1995, Dr. Carey was honored with the distinguished COLSA Outstanding Advisor Award.

Durham, NH 03824