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M. Nia Madison

About M. Nia Madison

Dr. M. Nia Madison earned her B.S in biology with honors from East Texas Baptist University in 2000 and her Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, summa cum laude, from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN in 2008. She is an associate professor of microbiology, general biology and anatomy and physiology at Miami Dade College, Homestead Campus in South Florida where she is also the Director of HIV research. Her research focus is on elucidating the identities of host-derived inhibitors and enhancers of HIV infectivity. She mentors undergraduate research interns in HIV research, laboratory techniques and research philosophy each semester. She utilizes her teaching platform to guide students on how to decrease their carbon footprint, decrease climate change and increase sustainability. She is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization 24/7 STEAM Works, Inc. She annually hosts a STEAM workshop for 5-12th grade girls featuring research and lecture components by STEAM-oriented, professional women as part of her goal to diversify STEAM fields and inspire young girls to undertake STEAM education and earn a terminal degree followed by a STEAM oriented career. She is the winner of the Faculty of the Year Award, the service learning rookie of the year award, the MDC President’s Excellence award, the