Professor Cardinal Warde is a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prof. Warde is also President of the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation (CADSTI), and Interim Executive Director of the Caribbean Science Foundation. He is recognised as one of the leading international experts on optical information processing and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. Professor Warde was recently awarded a distinguished alumni award – Science and Technology by the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.
Professor Juliet Daniel, a biologist with a specialsm in cancer research, in the Department of Biology at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Professor Daniel’s research expertise is cell-cell adhesion and signaling through transcription factors, and how their malfunction contributes to cancer. Her work has led to the discovery and naming of a gene ‘Kaiso’. In recent times, she has focused on the Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), that kills thousands of women (especially black females), each year. In recognition of her work, she was recently recognised with the Harry Jerome Award in Canada for science, research and innovation at a gala in Toronto.