Dr. Cintia Citterio

Dr. Cintia Citterio (she/her/hers)

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
Office Location: N/A
University of Buenos Aires, Bachelor of Science
University of Buenos Aires, Ph.D.


Dr. Cintia E. Citterio joined Chapman University School of Pharmacy as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences in August 2023.

Dr. Citterio obtained two Bachelor of Science degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry, both with Honors, before earning her Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was then awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, where she was later promoted to Research Investigator in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes.

Dr. Citterio's teaching and mentorship portfolio includes teaching molecular biology and genetics to pharmacy and graduate students. She has mentored, advised, or co-advised several interns, and undergraduate and graduate students for their research projects.


Research Interests

Dr. Citterio's research focuses on the molecular mechanisms leading to thyroid disorders and the biochemistry behind thyroid hormone formation with the goal of understanding the molecular basis of disease to improve diagnosis and treatment. Her research results have been disseminated in over 20 publications and are the basis of her currently funded K01 award from the NIH-NIDDK. She has received recognition for her research, including the 2022 Excellence in Endocrinology awarded by the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion from the Endocrine Society, and has participated in many invited talks at national/international conferences and research institutions.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Contact Between Thyroglobulin Opposite Domains Assists its Upstream Regions in Intracellular Trafficking for Thyroid Hormonogenesis. C. E. Citterio, K. Kim, B. Rajesh, K. Pena, O. B. Clarke, P. Arvan. Journal of the Endocrine Society, Volume 7, Issue Supplement_1, October-November 2023, bvad114.1917, https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvad114.1917. Outstanding Abstract Award.
C. E. Citterio (corresponding author), K. Kim, B. Rajesh, K. Pena, O. B. Clarke, P. Arvan (corresponding author). Structural Features of Thyroglobulin Linked to Protein Trafficking. Protein Science. 2023 Nov;32(11):e4784. doi: 10.1002/pro.4784.