Dr. Juliet Daniel
What is the overall goal of your research program?
Our research goal is to understand the cellular and molecular basis of cadherin-mediated cell adhesion in normal cell growth, vertebrate development and cancer. We utilize cell culture and mouse & Xenopus models along with molecular cell biology techniques.
What would be one of your biggest research highlights?
The cloning and discovery of the gene Kaiso, which encodes a transcription factor, while I was a postdoctoral fellow in Tennessee. Kaiso regulates the expression of many genes that are involved in vertebrate development and cancer, and we recently found that high Kaiso expression correlates with aggressive breast cancers.
How can we find out more information about the research you do?
You can find out more about my lab and our research at these websites:
What are your main interests outside of research?
I enjoy reading, biking, walking on the trails in Dundas and Hamilton, and ballroom and latin dancing.