Pathology Presents: Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA): Much more than a diagnostic Marker?

This event has ended.


Leslie Caromile, PhD
Assistant Professor
Center for Vascular Biology
UConn Health

Faculty Sponsor

Nick Crispe, PhD

Date & Time

July 17, 2017 at 10:00am - 11:00pm


Health Sciences Building, T-359


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.