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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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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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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Veterinary student Kayla presented at the 2023 Veterinary Scholars Symposium

  • August 6, 2023
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As a 2023 Veterinary Research Scholar, Kayla Justiss joined the Fon Tacer lab for the summer to explore her interest in research. She optimized RNA isolation from melanoma tumors and developed RT-qPCR primers to investigate the role of melanoma antigen genes (MAGEs) in the development of equine melanoma. In August, Kayla traveled to San Juan, […]

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48th Annual Conference of the American Society of Andrology in Boston

  • April 24, 2023
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Dr. Klementina Fon Tacer and Maria Camila Hoyos recently attended the 48th Annual Conference of the American Society of Andrology in Boston. Klementina organized and moderated the “Organoids/Organ Culture” Session in the Basic Science Workshop. Camila was selected to present her work in a “Transcriptomics and Other Omics” session with a 20-minute presentation and a poster at the main […]

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Graduate student Tara showcases photographs in TTU exhibits

  • April 6, 2023
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Tara is a Ph.D. student in Biological Sciences who also enjoys photography. She has had the opportunity to display her photos in three different exhibitions at Texas Tech University’s International Cultural Center in Lubbock:     1) “My Hometown” on October 12, 2022: 2) “High and Dry” on December 1, 2022: 3) “Our TTU Family Abroad” […]

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Fon Tacer lab members present their research at Phi Zeta Research Day 2023

  • February 24, 2023
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Phi Zeta is the official honor society of veterinary medicine, serving to recognize and promote scholarship and research in matters pertaining to the welfare and diseases of animals. Several lab members gave either oral or poster presentations to share their latest research findings. Congrats to Sima Tozandehjani for being recognized as one of the Top […]

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