Together We are Stronger!

Dr. Braverman was recruited from Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore USA in 2008 and is a pioneer in her field. Her research focuses on a group of inherited disorders caused by changes in genes responsible for the proper function of peroxisomes, important components of cells that help to metabolize lipids, or fatty acids. These disorders can affect the nervous system, vision, hearing, liver, bone density, kidneys and adrenal glands.

Dr Braverman's laboratory uses cell and mouse models to study this disorder and develop treatments. Currently, the laboratory is studying the efficacy of a small molecule-based treatment and a retinal gene therapy in the mouse model. The aim of these treatments is to help prevent the degenerative progression of these diseases. Dr Braverman has also developed a patient registry that documents variation in disease outcomes to ensure that novel drugs and treatments can achieve the best outcome and quality of life for patients. She runs an active multi-disciplinary clinic in which she sees patients with peroxisome disorders in Quebec, other provinces and other countries. As she brings her research from bench to bedside, her advances are having a meaningful impact on the children she treats.

In December 2017, Dr. Braverman, with her current Postdoctoral Fellow Catherine Argyriou, won the Amorchem Knock-Out competition, thereby securing important funds to promote her research project on correcting retinal degeneration and preventing blindness in peroxisome disorders. Her overall work has also earned her the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation Award of Excellence in Research, proudly presented by Pfizer Canada.

To view ongoing projects in Dr Braverman's laboratory, please see their website:

Advances in this field would not be possible without a strong community spirit, composed of researchers, clinicians and family organizations. Dr. Braverman believes that together, we are stronger. She is very excited that the community spirit is proving fruitful across the globe.


Marie-Michele Arpin, $5,000 – March 19, 2023

Kim Smith, $25 – October 25, 2022

Ron Gallant, $60 – October 5, 2022

Russell MacNeil, $50 – September 20, 2022

Mike Lowe, $100 – September 20, 2022

Blair Brown, $100 – September 19, 2022

Elliott Daniels, $100 – September 19, 2022

Wayne Hines, $100 – September 19, 2022

Jeff Stubbert, $60 – September 17, 2022

Emily Lannigan and family, $200 – September 16, 2022

«In honour of Megan Daniels-»

Barbara Beazley, $50 – September 16, 2022

«in memory of Megan Louise Daniels»

Trudy Daniels, $100 – September 15, 2022

Janice and Dani Rippey, $100 – September 14, 2022

«In memory of Megan Louise Daniels.»

carla weaden, $100 – September 14, 2022

«In loving memory of Megs Daniels - loving daughter and sister.»

Trina Norman, $500 – September 13, 2022

«For my darling niece Megan Louise Daniels 1991-2022»

Sylvie Godbout, $200 – October 5, 2021

«En l'honneur de Thomas Thériault»

Carmen Vizarro, $50 – December 10, 2020