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Charles W. Prince, Ph.D.

Charles W. Prince, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutrition Scinces
1675 University Boulevard


B.S. (Chemistry/Biology) Florence State University, 1973
Ph.D. (Biochemistry; mentor Juan Navia) University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1981
Postdoc. (Biochemistry; mentor William Butler) University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1981-1984

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus of Nutrition Sciences
Senior Scientist: Center for Aging, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Center, Center for Metabolic Bone Disease

Research Interests

Dr. Prince received a PhD in Biochemistry from UAB under the guidance of Dr. Juan Navia. After a postdoctoral fellowship in protein biochemistry with Dr. William Butler, he joined the UAB faculty and progressed through the ranks to his current rank of tenured Professor. He has held a variety of academic, administrative positions at UAB, including Division Director, PhD Program Director, Department Vice-chair, Interim Chair, and, currently, Assistant Vice-President for Research. In the latter role, he is interested in scientific integrity and the responsible conduct of research, research computing, and research centers and core facilities. In his free time, he enjoys live music, USTA league tennis, photography, and spending time with his wife and family of three children and one grandchild.

Representative Publications

  • Ong JL, Prince CW, Raikar GN, Lucas LC. Effect of surface topography of titanium on surface chemistry and cellular response. Implant Dentistry 1996;5(2):83-8. Abstract
  • Lasa M, Chang PL, Prince CW, Pinna LA. Phosphorylation of osteopontin by Golgi apparatus casein kinase.Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications 1997;240(3):602-5. Abstract
  • Klinger MM, Rahemtulla F, Prince CW, Lucas LC, Lemons JE. Proteoglycans at the bone-implant interface.Critical Reviews in Oral Biology & Medicine 1998;9(4):449-63. Abstract 
  • Krumdieck CL, Prince CW. Mechanisms of homocysteine toxicity on connective tissues: implications for the morbidity of aging. Journal of Nutrition 2000;130(2S Suppl):365S-368S. Abstract Full Text
  • Petrow PK, Hummel KM, Schedel J, Franz JK, Klein CL, Muller-Ladner U, Kriegsmann J, Chang PL, Prince CW, Gay RE, Gay S. Expression of osteopontin messenger RNA and protein in rheumatoid arthritis: effects of osteopontin on the release of collagenase 1 from articular chondrocytes and synovial fibroblasts. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2000;43(7):1597-605. Abstract