Juliet Daniel received her B.S. degree in life sciences from Queen’s University, Ontario, ON, Canada, in 1987, and her Ph.D. degree in microbiology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 1994. Daniel spent six years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn, USA. Daniel became an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology at McMaster University, Hamilton, in 1999, and an Associate Professor in 2005. Her research program seeks to understand the cellular and molecular basis of E-cadherin-mediated cell adhesion and the role(s) of BTB/POZ zinc finger transcription factors in normal cell growth, vertebrate development, and tumourigenesis. She is particularly interested in understanding the cadherin-catenin complex cross-talks with the canonical Wnt signaling pathway, which plays a crucial role in normal vertebrate development but whose malfunction contributes to tumorigenesis.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2012