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Raul Bastaracchea, M.D., F.T.O.S.

Raul Bastarrachea

Raul Bastaracchea, M.D., F.T.O.S.

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist

Research Focus

Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., F.T.O.S., is a senior research scientist at the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. Dr. Bastarrachea has considerable expertise in conducting studies evaluating the metabolic complications associated with obesity and diabetes and in the genetics of complex metabolic traits. He is the lead investigator of a Binational Mexico–United States Research Consortium, entitled “Genetics of Metabolic Disease in Mexico (GEMM Family Study),” that is studying the genetic underpinnings of metabolic dysfunction and diabetes in Mexicans. Dr. Bastarrachea has also developed novel and sophisticated stable isotope tracer methods to study the regulation of glucose and fatty acid metabolism in baboons that have experimentally-induced type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and obesity, including the euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp procedure and mixed-meal metabolic challenge test that can be applied to research conducted in people.