Pathology Presents: Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA): Much more than a diagnostic Marker?
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Leslie Caromile, PhD
Center for Vascular Biology
- Faculty Sponsor
Nick Crispe, PhD
Dr. Leslie Caromile earned an undergraduate degree in neurobiology from the University of Connecticut, a MS in molecular biology from California State University, Los Angles and a PhD in pathology from the University of Washington School of Medicine and is currently an assistant professor in the Center for Vascular Biology at UCONN Health. Her current studies are supported by her NIH/NCI K01 Mentored Research Scientist Award to Promote Diversity and focus on the biomarker transmembrane peptidase prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and its function in prostate cancer tumor invasion, growth, and metastasis. In addition to research, Dr. Caromile is of Eastern Cherokee descent and is also involved in many award winning activities related to undergraduate and graduate research training, mentoring, and outreach.
Dr. Caromile is an alumnae from our PhD program, having received her PhD from our PhD program in 2009 under the mentorship of Dr. Dan Bowen-Pope. Please join us in welcoming a successful graduate of our PhD program and hear about her latest efforts to understand the mechanisms underlying prostate cancer tumorigenesis.