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Alice Prince, MD

John M. and Yvonne T. Driscoll Professor of Pediatrics

Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases


My laboratory studies the pathogenesis of bacterial infection, specifically how clinically important pathogens, such as S. aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae activate host immune signaling, especially in the lung. As an Infectious Diseases pediatrician, I am especially attuned to the host-pathogen interaction and have embraced a multidisciplinary approach toward understanding the pathogenesis of pneumonia over the course of decades of NIH funded research, including a current R35 award. I actively participate in a variety of national and international efforts, reviewing grants and manuscripts, organizing and chairing meetings such as the Gordon Conference on Respiratory Infection and less well publicized but equally important, local Pediatric ID and Bacterial Pathogenesis meetings for the greater NY and Connecticut area



1967 - 1971


Wellesley College

1971 - 1975


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

1975 - 1978

Intern & Resident

Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

1978 - 1979


Infectious Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

1979 - 1980

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Microbiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons

1980 - 1981

Postdoctoral Fellow

Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Honors and Awards


Research Scholar Award

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation



American Association for the Advancement of Science


Charles Bohmfalk Award for Teaching

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2002 - 2007

Associate Editor

Journal of Clinical Investigation


Outstanding Investigator Award

National Institute of Health

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