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Denis Štepihar

Ph.D. student

Texas Tech University


Denis Štepihar is a Slovenian student, who joined the Fon Tacer Lab in 2022 as an American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) Fellow. He enrolled as a Ph.D. student in One Health Sciences and was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Student Assistantship. His research focuses on understanding the role of MAGEL2 and the molecular mechanisms underlying the neurodevelopmental syndromes Prader-Willi and Schaaf-Yang.

Prior to joining the Fon Tacer Lab, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Maribor and a master’s degree in Molecular and Functional Biology from the Biotechnical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana.