Dr. Ciaraldi graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park and received his Ph.D. training in Biochemistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Following post-doctoral training in the Departments of Medicine at Stanford University and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, he moved to UCSD in 1983, joining the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism.
He is also a Faculty Member of the UCSD/Whittier Program in Diabetes Research. Membership in professional societies include: American Diabetes Association, American Federation for Medical Research, Androgen Excess/PCOS Society, the Endocrine Society, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and the Obesity Society.
Dr. Ciaraldi’s research centers on investigations into determining the mechanisms of insulin signal transduction for the regulation of glucose and fatty acid metabolism in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue and how they are altered in individuals with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Dr. Ciaraldi is also Director of the Metabolic Core Lab, which is available for use by both academic and non-academic investigators.