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Yagna PR Jarajapu, MPharm, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
16 Sudro Hall

Phone 701.231.8843
Fax 701.231.8333



Pharmacogenomics (PSCI417) and Neuropharmacology (PSCI 416) for Pharm D students.

Research Interests

Targeting Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-2 (ACE2)/Angiotensin-(1-7) System in Bone Marrow-Derived Cells for Vascular Repair in Diabetes.

Targeting Leptin Receptor for Diabetic Bone Marrow Mobilopathy.


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.

Professional Appointments

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 
                        Ophthalmology (ARVO).
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).

Selected Publications

Vasam G, Joshi S, Thatcher SE, Bartelmez SH, Cassis LA, Jarajapu YP. (2017). Reversal of bone marrow mobilopathy and enhanced vascular repair by Angiotensin-(1-7) in diabetes. Diabetes. 66(2):505-518.

Vasam G, Joshi S, Jarajapu YP. Impaired mobilization of vascular reparative bone marrow cells in streptozotocin-induced diabetes but not in leptin receptor-deficient db/db mice. Sci Rep. 2016;6:26131. Doi: 10.1038/srep26131.  

Singh N, Joshi S, Guo L, Baker MB, Li Y, Castellano RK, Raizada MK, Jarajapu YP. (2015). ACE2/Ang-(1-7)/Mas axis stimulates vascular repair-relevant functions of CD34+ cells. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 309(10):H1697-707. 

Jarajapu YP, Hazra S, Segal M, LiCalzi S, Jhadao C, Qian K, Mitter SK, Raizada MK, Boulton ME, Grant MB. (2014). Vasoreparative dysfunction of CD34+ cells in diabetic individuals involves hypoxic desensitization and impaired autocrine/paracrine mechanisms. PLoS One. 9(4):e93965. 

Jarajapu 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. 

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Current Funding Support

National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association.

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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Phone: +1 (701) 231-7456 / Fax: (701) 231-7606
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