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Tara Bayat

Ph.D. Student

Texas Tech University


Tara joined Fon Tacer lab in January 2022 to pursue her Ph.D. in Biology. She is originally from Iran, where she got her bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Razi University in Kermanshah in June 2021. Currently, she is investigating how proteins are synthesized in the hypothalamus and pituitary, and how this affects neurohormonal dysregulation in individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome. She mainly uses techniques, such as polysome profiling, cell culture, and qPCR, in her research.

Outside of her studies and research, she has a number of hobbies that keep her busy. When she is not behind the camera or penning poetry, she loves playing volleyball and hiking.