Dr. Caron received her Ph.D. in Cellular Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Caron joined the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and became a member of the faculty in the Department of
Medicine. Dr. Caron returned to the University of Connecticut School of Medicine as a professor in the Department of Cell Biology where she presently resides.
Dr. Caron has been a Principal Investigator in basic science and human studies
res arch for over 20 years. Her research has been published in internationally
recognized journals such as Nature and Molecular Biology of the Cell. Dr. Caron continues her research on the molecular and cellular biology of cancer.
Dr. Caron has given seminars at many academic institutions including Harvard University School of Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and MIT. Dr. Caron has also studied at Marine Biological Laboratories and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. In addition, Dr. Caron has given numerous talks to communities in Connecticut about
scientific research, including interviews on radio and television.
Dr. Caron teaches responsible conduct of research and research ethics to high school, undergraduate and graduate students working in her laboratory, in addition to teaching formal courses on these subjects to medical students, dental students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
Dr. Caron is the Director of the Office of Research Compliance at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and John Dempsey Hospital, and is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association; CHC (Certified in Health Care Compliance). Dr. Caron’s responsibilities include writing policies and procedures for Individual Conflicts of Interest (COI) in Research Program, and monitoring this program, writing policies and procedures and developing an Institutional COI in Research Program, designing and managing an Adverse Event Reporting system for Human Subject Research, monitoring Time and Effort Reporting of Researchers, and performing investigations most often in response to complainants or whistleblowers.