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Professor, Department of Biology, McMaster University

Dr. Juliet Daniel is a Professor in the Dept. of Biology and the Acting Associate Dean of Research and External Relations in the Faculty of Science at McMaster University. She received her BSc from Queen’s University and her PhD from the University of British Columbia, and has been a Faculty Member at McMaster since 2000. Prof. Daniel’s research program is focused on elucidating the role of the transcription factor 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 in Black and Hispanic 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 Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) Harry Jerome Award, a Hamilton YWCA Women of Distinction Award, a Barbados National Honor Gold Crown of Merit and last but not least, Prof. Daniel was recognized as one of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian (ABC) Women in 2018. She has also been featured in “Millenium Minds: 100 Black Canadians” and “Who’s Who in Black Canada”.


  • 1999–present
    Professor, McMaster University
  • 2020–2021
    Interim Assoc. Dean Research & External Relations, McMaster University