From June 29 to August 15, 2016, Tania worked in Dr. Munirul Alam's lab in the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh. They worked on a collaborative project, "Genetic tracking and characterization of naturally occurring Vibrio cholerae causing endemic cholera in Bangladesh." There, she helped organize the last rounds of sampling of environmental water to isolate V. cholerae from eight different sites around Dhaka City.
From April 29 to May 24, 2014, Yan and Tania went to Bangladesh for an extensive sampling of environmental isolates of Vibrio cholerae from water from two different coastal areas (Kuakata and Mathbaria) in the Ganges Delta region of Bangladesh. It was a great experience, and they are thankful for the support of Dr. Munirul Alam and his team from the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.
Yan joined a five-day cruise from May 17-21, 2011 with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) around the Palm islands off the coast of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The cruise leader was Dr. Nicole Webster. Water, coral tissues, and mucus were collected through two day-night-day cycles.