Vincent Tagliabracci, Ph.D.
Vincent Tagliabracci, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology

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Biography

Grant Information

Grant ID: RR150033
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
University of California, San Diego
Date Awarded: 
February 18, 2015
Grant Amount: 
$2,000,000

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Indianapolis.  In 2005, I joined the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Indiana University to pursue my graduate education.  I trained with Dr. Peter Roach and my research focused on glycogen metabolism.  I made several important contributions to understanding how elevated levels of glycogen phosphate cause Lafora Disease (LD), a deadly form of epilepsy. 

I earned my PhD in 2010 and was awarded the Esther L Kinsley PhD dissertation award, a single prize considered across all academic fields within the University. In 2010, I joined the laboratory of Dr. Jack Dixon at the University of California, San Diego for postdoctoral training.  My research answered a long-standing question in cell biology and biochemistry. 

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