Charles Paul Lambert, Ph.D. was born in Toledo, Ohio May 26, 1965. He was brought up in a suburb of Toledo, Sylvania, Ohio where he wrestled, played football, and some baseball in junior high school and high school at Sylvania Southview. Noteworthy of wrestling career was that he achieved 50 takedowns his Senior year and was awarded the Takedown Trophy. Also, in 1981 under the auspices of the AAU he was Second in the State Greco-Roman Tournament where he lost in the finals to Joe Ghezzi 0-6, being underarm spun with a go behind 6 times. Dr. Lambert was 19-6 his Senior year for Sylvania Southview High School, a three year varsity letter winner, and Co-Captain his Senior year. With regard to football, he started at Varsity offensive guard (145 lbs) as a Sophomore, Junior, and Senior and started at inside linebacker his Senior year and was the runner-up or leading tackler his Senior season. He was also Co-Captain of the Football team his Senior year.
Upon graduation from Sylvania Southview High-School in 1983, Dr. Lambert entered the University of Toledo and graduated with a 3.55 GPA in Human Performance (now Exercise Science) in 1988. This GPA and research experience and publications with Michael G. Flynn, PhD helped him get a “free ride” to Graduate School at the Human Performance Lab at Ball State University. Dr. Lambert excelled in this fertile academic setting and it was the most rewarding two years of his life achieving a 3.93 GPA (including a year of Biochemistry in the Chemistry Dept.) and learning a great deal about applied physiology research including rehydration after dehydration under Dr. David L. Costill. After graduation in 1990, Dr. Lambert worked in Dr. Ron Maughan’s lab at the University of Aberdeen Medical School, Aberdeen, Scotland for one year. This also was a great experience for Dr. Lambert studying mechanisms of fluid replacement and metabolism during high-intensity exercise. Dr. Lambert then worked with John O. Holloszy, M.D. for one year at the Washington University Medical School.
Dr. Lambert completed his PhD at the University of Toledo in 1997 again under the auspices of Dr. Michael G. Flynn. His area of research for his dissertation was Exercise and Immunology. His doctoral GPA was 3.88.
After teaching for a year at Eastern Michigan University Dr. Lambert became a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Nutrition, Metabolism, and Exercise lab of William J. Evans, Ph.D. within the Dept. of Geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Lambert spent eight years primarily performing research at UAMS publishing some 21 papers in those eight years and procuring two National Institutes of Health grants dealing with muscle hypertrophy in the elderly. He was an Assistant Professor when he left UAMS. After UAMS, Dr. Lambert went to Washington University School of Medicine for 2 years bringing 90% of his salary with him in grant money. He was a Research Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science within Internal Medicine. There Dr. Lambert completed his NIH/National Institute on Aging R21 grant titled: “Effects of Albuterol on Muscle Protein Synthesis”.
Dr. Lambert left Washington University and went to the Univ. of Louisville, taught, performed research, and mentored students. After two years Dr. Lambert left U of L to be with his aging father. After a number of years away from academia Dr. Lambert taught for Stautzenberger College for two years. Currently, Dr. Lambert is writing and applying for Tenure Track positions in Exercise Physiology/Science.
Dr. Lambert has published ~65 peer reviewed papers and been first author on at least 30 of these. He has acquired two National Institutes of Health Grants, and other various grants. He is a member of the International Network of Wrestling Researchers, a Bronze Certified Coach through USA Wrestling, and was a Mat Official for USA Wrestling for four years. In his spare time, Dr. Lambert is a Powerlifter having Bench Pressed 336.2 lbs in competition at the age of 54 and is currently ranked 9th in the USA in the USPA with a total of 1003 lbs. Recently, Dr. Lambert qualified for the USPA Nationals with a total 1102 lbs and is hoping to qualify for Worlds at this meet.
Title : Exercise: The panacea for overconsumption of carbohydrate.