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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address WP P230 Zip 7331
Phone  205-934-6421
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Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Robinson, Professor in the Division of Laboratory Medicine, received his Ph.D. degree in 1970 from the University of Alabama in the field of biochemistry. He was awarded an N.I.H. predoctoral fellowship training grant in 1969 and continued his work through postdoctoral training in the Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, UAB. Dr. Robinson joined the UAB faculty in 1972 and currently serves as Forensic Toxicologist for the Jefferson County Medical Examiners Office, consultant for the Chemistry section of Laboratory Medicine, UAB.

Dr. Robinson is the author of over 75 papers and abstracts, serves as a reviewer for Analytical Toxicology, and is an invited reviewer to other pertinent journals. Research interests include drug metabolism, clinical chemistry, and clinical and forensic toxicology.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists     
American Academy of Forensic Sciences     
American Association for Clinical Chemistry     
American Association for the Advancement of Science     
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Fellow     
Sigma Xi Society     

Research/Clinical Interest
Drug Metabolism Clinical Chemistry Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Method development in Analytical Toxicology

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Rogers WO, Hall MA, Brissie RM, Robinson CA. Detection of alprazolam in three cases of methadone/benzodiazepine overdose. J Forensic Sci. 1997;42(1):155-156.  8988593 
Hall MA, Robinson CA, Brissie RM. High performance liquid chromatography analysis of alprazolam in postmortem blood using solid-phase extraction. J Anal Toxicol. 1995;19:511-514.  8926747 
Sloop Gregory, Hall A, Robinson CA. False positive post-mortem EMIT drugs of abuse assay due to lactate dehydrogenase and lactate in urine. J Anal Toxicol. 1995;19:554-556.  8577177 
Gruszecki, AC, McGwin Jr, G, Robinson Jr, CA, Davis, GG. The relationship of drug abuse to unexplained sudden death. Arch Path Lab Med. 2008;132(12)1903-1906.   19061287 
Gruszecki, AC, McGwin Jr, G, Robinson Jr, CA, Davis, GG. Unexplained sudden death and the likelihood of drug abuse. J Forensic Sci. 2005;50(2)419-422.  15813554 
Gruszecki AC, Kloda S, Simmons GT, Daly TM, Hardy RW, Robinson CA. Polydrug fatality involving metaxalone. J Forensic Sci. 2003;48:432-434.  12665007 
Steinhauer JR, Volk A, Hardy R, Konrad R, Daly T, Robinson CA. Detection of ketosis in vitreous at autopsy after embalming. J Forensic Sci. 2002;47(1):221-224.  12064659 
Gruszecki AC, Robinson CA, Hall M, Embry JH, Davis GG. Correlation of the incidence of cocaine and cocaethylene in hair and postmortem biological samples. Am J Forensic Med Path. 2000;21(2):166-171.  10871134 
Khuu H, Robinson CA, Brissie RM, and Konrad RJ. Postmortem diagnosis of unsuspected diabetes mellitus established by determination of decedent's hemoglobin A1c level. J Forensic Sci. 1999;44(3):643-646.  10408123