Dr. Juliet Daniels

Cancer Biologist and the Associate Dean of Research and External Relations
McMaster University


Professor Juliet Daniel is a Cancer Biologist and the Associate Dean of Research and External Relations in the Faculty of Science at McMaster University. She received her BSc from Queen’s University, her PhD from UBC, and completed Postdoctoral studies at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Prof. Daniel’s cancer biology research led to her discovery and naming of a new gene “Kaiso”, coined from her favorite Caribbean music “calypso”. Her research team is focused on elucidating the role of Kaiso in cancer and vertebrate development. Her team is also currently elucidating the molecular/genetic causes of the disparities in incidence and poor outcomes of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) in Black women. Prof. Daniel co-founded the African Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster (ACFAM) in 2010 and serves on the President’s Advisory Committee for Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC) at McMaster. Professor Daniel also serves as faculty mentor for student members of Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) and Black Aspiring Physicians of McMaster (BAP-MAC). In recognition of her research and community service, Prof. Daniel has received several awards including the inaugural Canadian Cancer Society Inclusive Excellence Award, an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill, a UWI Vice Chancellor’s Award, a WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women:Top 100 Award, a 100 Accomplished Black Canadian (ABC) Women Award and a Barbados National Honor Gold Crown of Merit among many others. She has also been featured in “Millenium Minds:100 Black Canadians” and “Who’s Who in Black Canada.”