Uhan Sara

Sara completed her bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology at the University of Ljubljana. After her undergraduate internship at the Umeå University in Sweden (Nordic EMBL), she continued with a master’s program in Biochemistry as a DAAD scholar at the University of Bonn, Germany. At present she is working on her master’s thesis in the field of mucosal immunology at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden. She is passionate about cancer biology and aspires to continue with her research work in a translational setting. Sara will join Dr. Klementina Fon Tacer’s research group at the Texas Tech University, where she will work towards uncovering novel mechanisms that evolved to protect mammalian germ cells against stress and further defining their role in cancer.

Sara likes to battle the frustration caused by occasional failed experiments known to every molecular biologist with evening runs by the Elbe and large amounts of tea. She strives to challenge her “status quo” by learning foreign languages, choosing travel destinations, reading non-fiction and discovering hidden street art.

SLOVENIAN
Sara je svojo dodiplomsko izobrazbo iz biotehnologije zaključila na Univerzi v Ljubljani. Po dokončanem pripravništvu na Umeå Univerzi na Švedskem (Nordski EMBL) je kot DAAD štipendistka nadaljevala z magistrskim programom iz biokemije na Univerzi v Bonnu v Nemčiji. Trenutno dokončuje svojo magistrsko nalogo na področju mukozne imunosti na Centru za Regenerativne Terapije v Dresdnu. Svoje delo usmerja predvsem v raziskovanje biologije raka ter si želi nadaljevati z delom na področju translacijskih raziskav. Sara se bo pridružila raziskovalni skupini Dr. Klementine Fon Tacer na Texas Tech Univerzi, kjer bo sodelovala pri projektu odkrivanja celičnih mehanizmov za zaščito sesalskih zarodnih celic pred stresom ter njihove vloge pri raku.

Sara se z razočaranjem zaradi občasnih neuspelih eksperimentov, ki je znano slehernemu molekularnemu biologu, spopada z večernimi teki ob reki ter velikimi količinami čaja. Svoj “status quo” pogosto rada izzove z učenjem tujih jezikov, izbiranjem destinacij za potovanja, branjem ter odkrivanjem skrite ulične umetnosti.

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