Meet Tina Madani Kia
Faculty of Science | BSc in Integrated Sciences, Immunology & Physiology
Areas of Expertise
- REX Program/First Year Opportunities
- Literature Review
- Experimental/Project Design
- Co-Op, NSERC, Worklearn/Paid Experiences
- Contacting Labs/PIs/Profs
- Research Communication (Presentations/Posters)
- Written Research Communication (Proposals/Manuscripts/Grants)
- Publication Process
Research Experience: 3 years
Basic | Clinical
I started off by volunteering in a wet lab at BC Children’s Hospital that studied inflammatory bowel disease. This position extended to an NSERC over the summer and later even into a 3-credit directed studies for me. I was able to present my work at BC Children’s Poster Day, as well as at MURC. At the same time, I also volunteered at the Vancouver Virology Centre doing public health research on individuals with Hepatitis C, and I was able to present my work at a conference in Ottawa!
From there, I went on to do my first co-op term studying adaptive clinical trials through a scoping review method with an investigator at BC Children’s, which we are currently in the process of publishing. I am currently finishing up my last co-op job as a clinical research coordinator at St. Paul’s Hospital in the colorectal surgery department where I was able to gain a lot of patient-centered research experience.
How did I first get into research?
The REX program was my first taste of what research actually entailed and my first experience with the academic process. From there, I went on to volunteer in multiple labs before winning an NSERC award that allowed me to work full-time over the summer of my second year at BC Children’s Hospital!