MISSION

Those who courageously serve in our nation's military deserve exceptional care. The Veterans Medical Research Foundation's mission is to enhance the health of veterans of all generations through research and education.

GENERAL INFORMATION

​Phone:

(858) 642-3080

ADDRESS

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA 92161

Theodore P. Ciraraldi

Theodore P. Ciaraldi

Credentials: ​

  • PhD.

Current Position(s): 

  • Research Biologist, VA

  • Project Scientist ,UCSD

Personal Statement: 

Born in 1950 and raised as an Army “brat”. Undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, College Park and Doctoral training at the University of Rochester. Post-doctoral training at Stanford and the University of Colorado, then moved to UC San Diego in 1983. Since the completion of my PhD training, I have been intimately involved in studying metabolism in human tissues, as well as animal models and other experimental systems. I was one of the first to demonstrate defects in basal and insulin-stimulated glucose transport in adipocytes from individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and have followed up by evaluating the effects of multiple therapeutic interventions, both in vivo and in vitro, on insulin action.

Professional History:

  • Research Associate, Dept of Medicine/Endocrinology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1981-1982

  • Instructor in Medicine, Dept of Medicine/Endocrinology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1982-1983      

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine/Endocrinology, UCSD School of Medicine, 1983-1990

  • Research Chemist, Medical Research Service, VASDMC, 1985-1991

  • Research Biologist, VASDHS, 1991-Present

  • Research Specialist, Dept. of Medicine Endocrinology, UCSD School of Medicine, 1990-1993

  • Associate Project Scientist, Dept. of Medicine/Endocrinology, UCSD School of Medicine, 1993-1995

  • Project Scientist, Dept. of Medicine/Endocrinology, UCSD School of Medicine, 1995-Present

Education:

  • University of Maryland, College Park, BS, Biochemistry, 1968-1972

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, PhD, Biochemistry, 1972-1977

  • Stanford University, Fellowship, Medicine/Endocrinology, 1977-1978

  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Medicine/Endocrinology, 1978-1981

Honors/Awards:

  • National Defense Education Act Fellowship, 1972-1974

  • Evelyn L. Neizer Fellowship, 1977-1978

  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Endocrinology, 1978-1980

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