Biology Professor receives International Award for Research

The University of West Indies has honoured Juliet Daniel, Biology, for her groundbreaking breast cancer research. Daniel's research led to the discovery and naming of a new gene that contributes to the proliferation and survival of triple negative breast cancers.

Daniel, a molecular biologist, received a Vice-Chancellor's Award during the university's benefit gala in Toronto. "I hope my receipt of this award encourages more Caribbean youth to dream big, keep their eye on the prize (Nobel or otherwise) and pursue biomedical research careers so they can address various chronic diseases that plague the Caribbean and African Diaspora and find cures in our lifetime," she told gala attendees.

Along with honoring Juliet (centre), the University of West Indies recognized (from left) Joy Spence, Damian Gong Marley, Mohamed Fakih, Gordon "Butch" Steward, Deborah Cox and Gregory Regis. The University of West Indies is the only Caribbean institution to be among the world's top universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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