Fon Tacer Klementina

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Oncology, Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine

Klementina Fon Tacer is an assistant professor of reproductive biology and oncology at TTU SVM, working in the field of comparative cancer biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and germ cell differentiation. Klementina received her D.V.M. from the Veterinary Faculty and Ph.D. from the Faculty of Medicine, both at the University of Ljubljana. After postdoctoral research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, she joined a newly established School of Veterinary Medicine at TTU. Prior to returning to the USA, Klementina spent 2 years at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Ljubljana teaching animal nutrition and studying metabolism and cancer. Her research interests include metabolism, cancer-testis antigens, protein ubiquitination in cancer, comparative medicine, and evolution, and reproduction. Klementina is a recent CPRIT Scholar Award winner from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.