Yagna PR Jarajapu, M.Pharm., Ph.D.,
16 Sudro Hall
Pharmacogenomics (PSCI417) and Neuropharmacology (PSCI 416) for Pharm D students.
Targeting Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-2 (ACE2)/Angiotensin-(1-7) System in Bone Marrow-Derived Cells for Vascular Repair in Diabetes.
2002 Ph.D. Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
1998 M.Sc. University of Strathclyde, UK
1993 M.Pharm. Andhra University, India
1990 B.Pharm Andhra University, India
2003 and 2006 ASPET Travel Awards.
2001 British Pharmacological Society Travel Award for Pharmacology-2001, Vancouver, Canada.
2001 European Society for Hypertension Travel Award.
2001 Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR) Travel Award.
1997 Academy of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Oversees Development Administration (ODA) Shared Scholarship.
1991 University Grants Commission (UGC) Fellowship.
1991 Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA), G.P.Nair Award.
2008-2011 Asst. Instructor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
2005-2007 Part-Time, Technology-Scientist, Danish MyoTechnology-USA, Inc.
2005-2007 Post-Doctoral Associate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC.
2002-2004 Post-Doctoral Associate, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
1995-1997 Sr. Pharmacologist, Dr. Reddy’s Research Foundation, Hyderabad, India.
2011 to date Member of American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
2007 to date Professional member of American Heart Association (AHA).
2002 to date Regular member of American Society of Pharmacology and
Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).
2006-2011 Member of the Association for Research in Vision and
1998-2007 Regular member of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS).
1998-2004 Member of British Physiological Society.
1995-1997 Member of Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS).
Life member Indian Pharmaceutical Graduates Association (IPGA).
Jarajapu YP, Bhatwadekar AD, Caballero S, et al. (2013). Activation of the ACE2/Angiotensin-(1-7)/Mas receptor axis enhances the reparative function of dysfunctional diabetic endothelial progenitor cells. Diabetes. 62(4):1258-69.
Hazra S, Jarajapu YP, Stepps V, et al. (2013). Long-term type 1 diabetes influences haematopoietic stem cells by reducing vascular repair potential and increasing inflammatory monocyte generation in a murine model. Diabetologia. 56(3):644-53.
Jarajapu YP, Cai J, Yan Y et al. (2012). Protection of blood retinal barrier and systemic vasculature by insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3. PLoS One. 7(7):e39398.
Jarajapu YP, Grant MB, and Raizada MK. (2012). ACE2/Angiotensin-(1-7)/Mas axis and cardiovascular regeneration. Curr Hypertension Rev. 8:35-46.
Jarajapu YP, Caballero S, Verma A, Nakagawa T, Lo MC, Li Q and Grant MB. (2011). Blockade of NADPH oxidase restores vasoreparative function in diabetic CD34+ cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 52(8):5093-104.
Jarajapu YP and Grant MB. (2010). The promise of cell-based therapies for diabetic complications: challenges and solutions. Circ Res. 106(5):854-69.
Katakam PV, Domoki F, Snipes JA, Busija AR, Jarajapu YP, and Busija DW. (2009). Impaired mitrochondria-dependent vasodilation in cerebral arteries of Zucker obese rats with insulin resistance. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Phsyiol. 296(2):R289-98.
Kielczewski*JL, Jarajapu* YP, McFarland EL, et al. (2009). Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 mediates vascular repair by enhancing nitric oxide generation. Circ Res 105(9):897-905 (*equal contributions).
Ito I, Jarajapu YP, Grant MB and Knot HJ. (2006). Myogenic tone and reactivity of the rat ophthalmic artery in the acute exposure of high glucose and in a type II diabetic model. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 47(2):683-92.
Jarajapu YP and Knot HJ. (2005). Relative contribution of protein kinase C and Rho-kinase to myogenic tone in cerebral arteries in hypertension. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Phsyiol. 289(5):H1917-22.
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Christ GJ, Burmeister D, Vishwajit S, Jarajapu YP and Andersson K-E. Assessing the performance of tissue-engineered urological implants. In: Densdtedt J and Atala A, editors, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in Urology. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Limited. 2009:299-315.
Coats P, Jarajapu YP and Hillier C. Differential effects of critical limb ischaemia on endothelium-mediated responses in human resistance arteries. In: Vanhoutte PM, editor, EDHF 2000. London: Taylor and Francis. 2001:376-387.
Invited reviewer for the journals, Cardiovascular Research, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, European Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Grant Reviewer, American Heart Association