Tia Kohs

  • Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, School of Medicine


Tia Kohs graduated from Whitworth University with a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in chemistry. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and holds a research appointment in Dr. Owen McCarty's laboratory. Her research interests include the interface between blood cells, plasma proteins, and shear stress in the blood microenvironment, and how these interactions impact physiological processes (i.e. endothelial barrier function and hemostasis) and pathological processes (i.e. thrombosis, infectious and autoimmune disease). She is currently focused on elucidating the role of TEC family kinases and the contact activation pathway of coagulation in promoting thrombus formation, inflammation and endothelial cell dysfunction. 

Education and training

    • B.A., 2019, Whitworth University
    • B.S., 2019, Whitworth University



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