Danielle Kemmer has a background in research and research management, holding a Masters in biochemistry from Paris VII and a PhD in functional genomics from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. After pursuing postdoctoral studies at McGill University, Danielle joined Genome Québec, where she managed several large-scale genomics projects. In particular, she was the driving force within the organization to better understand the societal context and implications for genomics research.
Kemmer is also the Executive Director of the International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders, a collaborative of research funders from around the world with the objective to increase the impact of mental health research funding. Strengthening ties to key stakeholders from around the world, Danielle has been instrumental in contributing to the Foundation’s efforts to promote collaboration and unity within the mental health sector, a sector that has been highly fragmented.
Kemmer is a socially conscious vegetarian who lives with her husband and two daughters in the Mile End in Montreal.