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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Dr. Fon Tacer featured in TTU International Affairs magazine

  • December 19, 2023
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The first issue of the Global Connections magazine shares a brief history of International Affairs and the International Cultural Center and highlights many of the current programs, accolades, and initiatives made possible through the unwavering support and global vision of the Texas Tech community, international students, faculty, staff, and the dedicated efforts of the International Affairs […]

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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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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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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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Maria Camila Hoyos Sanchez is a TTU Matador Awardee

  • November 10, 2022
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The Matador Award is a distinguished staff award that recognizes a newcomer with 1-3 years of service with Texas Tech University who has made significant contributions and shared innovative ideas with the department and TTU. Congratulations to Camila! This award is well-deserved, as she is the glue that holds our lab together and helps everyone […]

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