Leslie Caron

Senior Research Fellow
The Charles Perkins Centre

Sydney, NSW

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Dr Leslie Caron is an expert in human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) biology, disease-modeling and regenerative medicine. She utilizes hPSC systems to identify molecular mechanisms that affect human development and diseases.

Leslie completed her PhD at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France. During her postdoctoral training at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, she isolated a multipotent cardiac progenitor that gives rise to the three major lineages of the heart. This study provided new insights into the lineage diversification during heart development and represents a new strategy for cardiac tissue regeneration. She then moved on to become a principle investigator at Genea, an IVF clinic based in Sydney, where she developed the first hPSC-based model for muscular dystrophy. In 2016, she joined the Charles Perkins Centre at The University of Sydney and received a 4 years Dr John and Anne Chong Fellowship to implement and develop hPSC technology at the University and develop a stem cell therapy for neuropathic pain.

Leslie identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.