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Tanya Alderete

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPreventive Medicine
AddressSSB 209-23 2001 N. Soto Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 8274
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    Dr. Tanya Alderete received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a Chemistry minor and an additional concentration in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. Before beginning at as a graduate student, Dr. Alderete worked as a Research Assistant in Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Alderete received her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology of Disease from the USC in 2014 where she is currently a postdoctoral scholar - research associate. Her research efforts are focused on understanding mechanisms and biological pathways that contribute to human disease and health disparities in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Specifically, her current research examines the role of the gut microbiome, environmental air pollution exposure, and inflammation in obesity related disease risk.


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    Near-Roadway and Ambient Air Pollution Exposure and the Gut Microbiome: Implications for Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Adolescence
    NIH/NIEHS K99ES027853May 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Jones RB, Alderete T, Martin AA, Geary BA, Hwang DH, Palmer SL, Goran MI. Probiotic supplementation increases obesity with no detectable effects on liver fat or gut microbiota in obese Hispanic adolescents: a 16-week, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Pediatr Obes. 2018 Feb 28. PMID: 29493105.
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    2. Alderete T, Jones RB, Chen Z, Kim JS, Habre R, Lurmann F, Gilliland FD, Goran MI. Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the composition of the gut microbiota in overweight and obese adolescents. Environ Res. 2018 Feb; 161:472-478. PMID: 29220800.
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    3. Alderete T, Song AY, Bastain T, Habre R, Toledo-Corral CM, Salam MT, Lurmann F, Gilliland FD, Breton CV. Prenatal traffic-related air pollution exposures, cord blood adipokines and infant weight. Pediatr Obes. 2017 Nov 03. PMID: 29098799.
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    4. Goran MI, Riemer SL, Alderete T. Simplified and age-appropriate recommendations for added sugars in children. Pediatr Obes. 2018 Apr; 13(4):269-272. PMID: 28921869.
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    5. Chen Z, Salam MT, Alderete T, Habre R, Bastain TM, Berhane K, Gilliland FD. Effects of Childhood Asthma on the Development of Obesity among School-aged Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 May 01; 195(9):1181-1188. PMID: 28103443.
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    6. Goran MI, Martin AA, Alderete T, Fujiwara H, Fields DA. Fructose in Breast Milk Is Positively Associated with Infant Body Composition at 6 Months of Age. Nutrients. 2017 Feb 16; 9(2). PMID: 28212335.
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    7. Alderete T, Habre R, Toledo-Corral CM, Berhane K, Chen Z, Lurmann FW, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI, Gilliland FD. Longitudinal Associations Between Ambient Air Pollution With Insulin Sensitivity, ß-Cell Function, and Adiposity in Los Angeles Latino Children. Diabetes. 2017 07; 66(7):1789-1796. PMID: 28137791.
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    8. Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete T, Habre R, Berhane K, Lurmann FW, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI, Gilliland FD. Effects of air pollution exposure on glucose metabolism in Los Angeles minority children. Pediatr Obes. 2018 Jan; 13(1):54-62. PMID: 27923100.
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    9. Gyllenhammer LE, Lam J, Alderete T, Allayee H, Akbari O, Katkhouda N, Goran MI. Lower omental t-regulatory cell count is associated with higher fasting glucose and lower ß-cell function in adults with obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 06; 24(6):1274-82. PMID: 27133873; PMCID: PMC4882248 [Available on 06/01/17].
    10. Alderete T, Autran C, Brekke BE, Knight R, Bode L, Goran MI, Fields DA. Associations between human milk oligosaccharides and infant body composition in the first 6 mo of life. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Dec; 102(6):1381-8. PMID: 26511224.
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    11. Gyllenhammer LE, Alderete T, Toledo-Corral CM, Weigensberg M, Goran MI. Saturation of subcutaneous adipose tissue expansion and accumulation of ectopic fat associated with metabolic dysfunction during late and post-pubertal growth. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Apr; 40(4):601-6. PMID: 26443340; PMCID: PMC4821774.
    12. Kayser BD, Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete T, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Temporal relationships between adipocytokines and diabetes risk in Hispanic adolescents with obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jul; 23(7):1479-85. PMID: 26046253; PMCID: PMC4482804.
    13. Alderete T, Sattler FR, Richey JM, Allayee H, Mittelman SD, Sheng X, Tucci J, Gyllenhammer LE, Grant EG, Goran MI. Salsalate treatment improves glycemia without altering adipose tissue in nondiabetic obese hispanics. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Mar; 23(3):543-51. PMID: 25644856; PMCID: PMC4340767.
    14. Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete T, Richey J, Sequeira P, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. Fasting, post-OGTT challenge, and nocturnal free fatty acids in prediabetic versus normal glucose tolerant overweight and obese Latino adolescents. Acta Diabetol. 2015 Apr; 52(2):277-84. PMID: 25109287; PMCID: PMC4324370.
    15. Alderete T, Sattler FR, Sheng X, Tucci J, Mittelman SD, Grant EG, Goran MI. A novel biopsy method to increase yield of subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Jan; 39(1):183-6. PMID: 24849392.
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    16. Alderete T, Toledo-Corral CM, Goran MI. Metabolic basis of ethnic differences in diabetes risk in overweight and obese youth. Curr Diab Rep. 2014 Feb; 14(2):455. PMID: 24445905; PMCID: PMC4409785.
    17. Gyllenhammer LE, Alderete T, Mahurka S, Allayee H, Goran MI. Adipose tissue 11ßHSD1 gene expression, ßcell function and ectopic fat in obese African Americans versus Hispanics. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan; 22(1):14-8. PMID: 23836520.
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    18. Walker RW, Sinatra F, Hartiala J, Weigensberg M, Spruijt-Metz D, Alderete T, Goran MI, Allayee H. Genetic and clinical markers of elevated liver fat content in overweight and obese Hispanic children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Dec; 21(12):E790-7. PMID: 23804528; PMCID: PMC3855210.
    19. Alderete T, Toledo-Corral CM, Desai P, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Liver fat has a stronger association with risk factors for type 2 diabetes in African-American compared with Hispanic adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Sep; 98(9):3748-54. PMID: 23873990; PMCID: PMC3763973.
    20. Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete T, Hu HH, Nayak K, Esplana S, Liu T, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. Ectopic fat deposition in prediabetic overweight and obese minority adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Mar; 98(3):1115-21. PMID: 23386647; PMCID: PMC3590481.
    21. Goran MI, Alderete T. Targeting adipose tissue inflammation to treat the underlying basis of the metabolic complications of obesity. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2012; 73:49-60; discussion p61-6. PMID: 23128765; PMCID: PMC4439096.
    22. Walker RW, Lê KA, Davis J, Alderete T, Cherry R, Lebel S, Goran MI. High rates of fructose malabsorption are associated with reduced liver fat in obese African Americans. J Am Coll Nutr. 2012 Oct; 31(5):369-74. PMID: 23529994.
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    23. Alderete T, Gyllenhammer LE, Byrd-Williams CE, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI, Davis JN. Increasing Physical Activity Decreases Hepatic Fat and Metabolic Risk Factors. J Exerc Physiol Online. 2012 Apr; 15(2):40-54. PMID: 23814456.
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    24. Lê KA, Mahurkar S, Alderete T, Hasson RE, Adam TC, Kim JS, Beale E, Xie C, Greenberg AS, Allayee H, Goran MI. Subcutaneous adipose tissue macrophage infiltration is associated with hepatic and visceral fat deposition, hyperinsulinemia, and stimulation of NF-?B stress pathway. Diabetes. 2011 Nov; 60(11):2802-9. PMID: 22025778; PMCID: PMC3198061.
    25. Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Alderete T, Weigensberg MJ, Ayala CT, Li Y, Hodis HN, Goran MI. Subclinical atherosclerosis in Latino youth: progression of carotid intima-media thickness and its relationship to cardiometabolic risk factors. J Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 158(6):935-40. PMID: 21238987; PMCID: PMC3767153.
    26. Alderete T, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Conti DV, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Relationships between IGF-1 and IGFBP-1 and adiposity in obese African-American and Latino adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 May; 19(5):933-8. PMID: 20885383; PMCID: PMC3081365.
    27. Bottjer SW, Alderete T, Chang D. Conjunction of vocal production and perception regulates expression of the immediate early gene ZENK in a novel cortical region of songbirds. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Apr; 103(4):1833-42. PMID: 20107119; PMCID: PMC2853286.
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