My name is Thiago Bassi. I am a Ph.D. candidate at BPK, and my supervisor is Dr. Steve Reynolds. I have arrived in Vancouver in 2016 from Brazil to study English and I fell in love with the city. After that, I got accepted at BPK to do my Master’s degree in 2017. However, in 2018 I transferred from the Master’s program to a Ph.D. program due to the complexity of my project.
What do you do?
Currently, I am researching ventilation-induced brain injury (VIBI) which is a novel and exciting topic. Our lab is focused on translational research in intensive care units (ICUs), meaning that our lab investigates and validates strategies preclinically before designing clinical studies.
Any advice you would give to starting graduates?
Be patient, read a lot of papers from and outside of your field for a broad perspective on what’s happening in the scientific community, be optimistic and find joy in everything you do.
What is your favorite quarantine snack?
Coconut cake is my favorite snack during the quarantine.
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Star Wars. Sorry to say that but I am a Darth Vader’s fan.
What’s your favorite show to binge-watch?
I love watching Japanese anime. My favorite is one called Black Clover.
Which do you prefer – dogs or cats?
I like both dogs and cats. Having said that, I have two cats, Kylie and Cookie.
If you could visit one place in the world, where would it be?
I would like to visit Italy because I love Italian food and my family came to Brazil originally from Italy (Mantova and Treviso).
This post was originally posted to the SFU BPK Instagram on January 13, 2021.