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Leslie A. Caromile, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Center for Vascular Biology
Academic Office Location:
Center for Vascular Biology
263 Farmington Avenue, L5007
Farmington, CT 06030-3501
Phone: 860-679-1189

Cell Biology Graduate Program

B.S.University of ConnecticutPhysiology and Neurobiology
M.S.California State University, Los AngelesBiology
Ph.D.University of Washington, School of MedicinePathology - Mechanism of Disease

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Mentor Award for Excellence in MentoringCICATS BUILDing Scholars Program
FRED (Faculty Research and Education Development) FellowAmerican Society for Cell Biology
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans (SACNAS) undergraduate and graduate student abstract review for the 2020 SACNAS National ConferenceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationReviewerExternalNational20202020
Prostate Cancer UKStudy SectionGrant ReviewerExternalInternational2020
Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical SciencesResearch CommitteeDirectorUConn HealthUniversity2020
Prostate Cancer Foundation Tumorigenesis Working Group Leader.Professional/Scientific OrganizationCo-DirectorExternalInternational2020
Graduate Admissions CommitteeEducation CommitteeAOC MemberUConn HealthUniversity2019
Capstone Scholarly Project proposalsOtherReviewerUConn HealthUniversity2019
Doctoral Exam and Advisory Committee UCHC Biomedical Sciences Program, Center for Quantitative Medicine - Bandita AdhikariAdvisory CommitteeThesis Committee MemberUConn HealthUniversity20192020
Search Committee for UCONN Health Chair of Molecular Medicine and BiophysicsAdvisory CommitteeAdvisory MemberUConn HealthInternational20192020
Doctoral Exam and Advisory Committee of Sara Pan UCHC Biomedical Sciences Program, Dept. Cell Biology.Advisory CommitteeCommittee MemberUConn HealthUniversity2017
Keystone Symposia Study Group MemberStudy SectionVoting MemberExternalInternational2017
Biochemical Journal (BMC International) request for a manuscript review that involves PSMAProfessional/Scientific JournalInvited ReviewerExternalInternational2017
Theranostics JournalProfessional/Scientific JournalInvited ReviewerExternalInternational2017
Current Drug Targets JournalProfessional/Scientific JournalInvited ReviewerExternalInternational2017

Investigating the mechanistic role of prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) in prostate cancer tumor vascularization, progression and metastasis; SNPs in PSMA and prostate cancer health disparities; novel PSMA targeted therapy using 3D bioprinted human prostate cancer tumor models.

Not accepting students for Lab Rotations at this time

Journal Articles


  • Systemic racism in higher education.
    Barber, Paul H; Hayes, Tyrone B; Johnson, Tracy L; Márquez-Magaña, Leticia; 10,234 signatories (Leslie A. Caromile) Science (New York, N.Y.) 2020 Sep;369(6510):1440-1441



Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
PSMA: More than a diagnostic markerLectureUMASS Boston, Dept of Biology2019UMASS Boston