Tanya L Alderete
Assistant Professor
Integrative Physiology

Office: Ramaley W130
Fax: 303-492-0811

Research Interests


  • 2001-2005, B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008-2014, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Childhood Obesity Research Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014-2018, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Southern California, Environmental Health Sciences Center, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Experience

  • 2018-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • 2018-present, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2020-present, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
  • 2020-present, Human Subject Research Advocate, Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC), University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

Honors and Awards

  • 2010-2011, Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) TL1 Predoctoral Research Training Award, University of Southern California
  • 2012, Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award Finalist, The Obesity Society Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2012, Ethan Sims Travel Award to The Obesity Society Conference, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2012, Travel Award to The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Postdoctoral Workshop from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Bethesda, Maryland
  • 2014, Myronis Endowed PhD Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • 2015-2017, NIH Loan Repayment Program, Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
  • 2015, World Obesity Federation, Dietary Sugars, Obesity, and Metabolic Disease Risk Conference, Travel Award, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015, Pediatric Obesity Section Poster Award of Excellence, The Obesity Society Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California
  • 2016, Academic Pediatric Association 14th Annual Environmental Health Scholars Retreat Travel Award, Arlington, Virginia
  • 2016, USC Postdoctoral Training and Travel Award to attend the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology Annual Conference, Rome, Italy
  • 2016, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, 28th Annual Conference Travel Award, Rome, Italy
  • 2018, Outstanding Oral Presentation Award, Diabetes and Obesity Research (DORI) Symposium, Los Angeles, California
  • 2020, Outstanding Mentor Award (Honorable Mention), Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
  • 2021, Outstanding Mentor Award (Honorable Mention), Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
  • 2023, Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award, University of Colorado Boulder

Recent Publications

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