Dr. Tagliabracci received his B.S. in chemistry and biology from the University of Indianapolis. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Indiana University, where he worked with Dr. Peter Roach. As a graduate student, Vinnie made several important contributions to understanding how elevated levels of glycogen phosphate cause Lafora disease, a deadly form of epilepsy.
In 2010, Vinnie joined the laboratory of Dr. Jack Dixon as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego. There, he discovered a novel family of secreted kinases that phosphorylate proteins destined for secretion from the cell. As part of this work, he identified Fam20C as the bona fide Golgi casein kinase, an enzyme that escaped identification for many years.
In 2015, he joined the faculty at UT Southwestern as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, where he is an Endowed Scholar in Medical Science.
Vinnie is the recipient of the Esther L. Kinsley dissertation award from Indiana University School of Medicine, a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award from the National Institutes of Health, and Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Member award.
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