Klementina Fon Tacer, DVM, PhD
Klementina Fon Tacer, DVM, PhD
Texas Tech University
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Oncology

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR200059
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Date Awarded: 
May 20, 2020
Grant Amount: 
$1,400,000

Klementina Fon Tacer, DVM, PhD was recruited from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to the Texas Tech University (TTU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). Under the supervision of Drs. David Mangelsdorf and Steve Kliewer at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Dr. Ryan Potts at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Dr. Fon Tacer has added substantially to our understanding of cancer biology at the molecular level.

At TTU, Dr. Fon Tacer will perform basic and translational research providing new knowledge of the molecular level of cancer-testis antigens, very promising cancer targets, and their function in cancer and germ cells, to ultimately apply new insights for advancement of cancer treatment and fertility preservation of childhood cancer survivors. She has a tremendous future as an innovative cancer researcher. Further, Dr. Fon Tacer will expand research capabilities and enable new discoveries in collaboration with TTUHSC scholars. Her work hopes to result in scientific breakthroughs in the prevention and curative treatment of cancer and help establish a strong cancer research hub in Amarillo, TX.