Shore Laboratory

Bob Caron

Research Specialist
University of Pennsylvania


Haverford, Pennsylvania


BS Biology, Minor in Science Administration and Finance, Widener University, Chester, PA

Areas of Special Interest

Histology and Immunohistochemistry

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Convente, M.R., S.A. Chakkalakal, E. Yang, R.J. Caron, D. Zhang, T. Kambayashi, F.S. Kaplan, and E.M. Shore (2018). Depletion of mast cells and macrophages impairs heterotopic ossification in an Acvr1R206H mouse model of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. J. Bone Min. Res., 33, 269-282. Issue cover image.

Billings PC, Fiori JL, Bentwood JL, O'Connell MP, Jiao X, Nussbaum B, Caron RJ, Shore EM, Kaplan FS. Dysregulated BMP signaling and enhanced osteogenic differentiation of connective tissue progenitor cells from patients with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). J Bone Miner Res. 2008 Mar;23(3):305-13.

Feldman GJ, Billings PC, Patel RV, Caron RJ, Guenther C, Kingsley DM, Kaplan FS, Shore EM. Over-expression of BMP4 and BMP5 in a child with axial skeletal malformations and heterotopic ossification: a new syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2007 Apr 1;143(7):699-706.

Francis H. Gannon, David Glaser, Robert Caron, Lester D.R. Thompson, Eileen M. Shore, and Frederick S. Kaplan Mast Cell Involvement in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. Human Pathology (2001) Volume 32, No. 8 (August 2001).

Wolf G, Ziyadeh FN, Thaiss F, Tomaszewski J, Caron RJ, Wenzel U, Zahner G, Helmchen U, Stahl RA.Angiotensin II stimulates expression of the chemokine RANTES in rat glomerular endothelial cells. Role of the angiotensin type 2 receptor. J Clin Invest. 1997 Sep 1;100(5):1047-58.

Toes GJ, Barnathan ES, Liu H, Raghunath PN, Tomaszewski JE, Caron RJ, Weisz PB, van Oeveren W, Golden MA.Inhibition of vein graft intimal and medial thickening by periadventitial application of a sulfated carbohydrate polymer. J Vasc Surg. 1996 Apr;23(4):650-6.

Bachinsky WB, Barnathan ES, Liu H, Okada SS, Kuo A, Raghunath PN, Muttreja M, Caron RJ, Tomaszewski JE, Golden MA, et al.Sustained inhibition of intimal thickening. In vitro and in vivo effects of polymeric beta-cyclodextrin sulfate. J Clin Invest. 1995 Dec;96(6):2583-92.

Raghunath PN, Tomaszewski JE, Brady ST, Caron RJ, Okada SS, Barnathan ES. Plasminogen activator system in human coronary atherosclerosis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 1995 Sep;15(9):1432-43.

Selected Honors and Awards

1994 Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society1999/2000 Lexington Who’s Who Honored Member Science / Technology

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