Inaugural Amarillo Research Symposium showcases research at TTU

  • April 23, 2024
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The inaugural Amarillo Research Symposium held at TTU School of Veterinary Medicine on April 19, 2024, highlighted the research accomplishments of students and faculty in their respective fields of study with poster and oral presentations in morning and afternoon sessions. Holly Wei, PhD, Dean of TTUHSC School of Nursing, presented the keynote lunch seminar “A Unified Odyssey […]

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Lab outing: Bar Z Wine Run 5k

  • April 19, 2024
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Several members of Fon Tacer lab and others from TTU SVM (group name: Geeks in Sneaks) participated in Bar Z Wine Run 5k on Sunday, April 14th, 2024 in Canyon, TX. This exciting event featured the scenic views of Bar Z Winery and handcrafted, award-winning & distinctly Texan wines – full of flavor and bursting […]

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Fon Tacer graduate students present at 12th Texas Tech Annual Biological Sciences Symposium

  • February 15, 2024
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Fon Tacer lab Ph.D. students presented their research at the 12th Texas Tech Annual Biological Sciences Symposium (TTABSS) in Lubbock on February 9-10, 2024. The goal of TTABSS is to provide a platform for sharing students’ scientific findings, exchanging ideas with peers and academic advisors, and exploring the diverse world of biological sciences. Presentations by Fon […]

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Welcome to Jorge!

  • February 15, 2024
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Jorge Diaz Riaño is a visiting graduate student pursuing his Ph.D. in engineering from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. He is joining the Fon Tacer lab for a 5-month internship to receive training in single-cell research techniques. On January 23, 2024, we welcomed Jorge with jackfruit and talked about our New Year resolutions. 

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Fon Tacer Lab Holiday Fun

  • December 18, 2023
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Together with members of the Rosa lab, Fon Tacer lab members celebrated the upcoming holidays with lunch at a local Mexican restaurant and dinner at Dr. Klementina Fon Tacer’s home. The evening portion included food from lab members’ home countries, gingerbread house decorating, a white elephant gift exchange, and a surprise (early) birthday cake for […]

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Sima and Tara are chess tournament champions

  • December 6, 2023
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Congrats to Fon Tacer lab members Sima Tozandehjani and Tara Bayat, who were finalists in the TTU SVM chess tournament. Out of 21 players, Sima won all her matches to take first place. Tara and Justin (another TTU SVM student) were also finalists. Well done! Thanks to Denis and all the others involved in organizing […]

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Dr. Fon Tacer receives TTU SVM Intramural Grant Funding Award

  • November 3, 2023
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Dr. Klementina Fon Tacer, in partnership with Dr. Fernanda Rosa, will investigate yKlotho and miRNAs as potential novel prognostic markers and therapeutic targets in canine mammary carcinoma. They will collaborate with local veterinary clinics to collect samples from canine mammary tumors. In addition, this project includes a partnership with the Texas Center for Comparative Research […]

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Denis Štepihar is a 2023-2024 Distinguished Graduate School Assistantship recipient

  • October 11, 2023
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Distinguished Graduate School Assistantships are awarded to high-quality TTU doctoral program applicants, who must be nominated. The award consists of $25,000/year plus tuition and fee waivers for up to 4 years, contingent upon satisfactory academic progress. Along with 4 other graduate student recipients from TTU SVM, Denis was recognized at the 24th Annual Donor-Recipient Fellowship Reception […]

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Foundation for Prader Willi Research 2023 Symposium in Denver

  • October 5, 2023
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Dr. Klementina Fon Tacer was invited to present our latest research findings on the role of Magel2 in stress response to fasting, and graduate student Tara Bayat received a travel award to share results from her project on the role of mRNA translational regulation in the hormone secretion deficit present in Magel2-knockout mice.

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