Tanya L. Alderete, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Tanya L. Alderete is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology of Disease from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2014. Her postdoctoral training was in Environmental Epidemiology at USC where she focused on exposure to air pollutants and the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Alderete’s research integrates physiology, environmental epidemiology, and microbiome research. Her primary research goal is to determine whether exposure to environmental toxicants affect human health through alterations in the gut microbiome. For example, she is currently examining the associations between exposure to air pollutants, obesity, insulin, resistance, and the gut microbiome.