Amritha Yellamilli

Amritha YellamilliEmail:

Entering Class:


Virginia Commonwealth University
Biology major
B.S., 2011

Honors and Awards:

  • Univeristy of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2016

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee 2012-2013, 2017-18
  • Retreat Planning Committee 2014

Thesis Advisor: Jop van Berlo, MD, PhD

Thesis Research

Studying the regenerative potential of cardiac progenitor cells in vivo.


Stelter Z, Strakova J, Yellamilli A, Fischer K, Sharpe K, Townsend D. Hypoxia-induced cardiac injury in dystrophic mice. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Feb 5:ajpheart.00917.2015.

For work prior to the U of MN MSTP:

Arjomandi M, Frelinger J, Donde A, Wong H, Yellamilli A, Raymond W. Secreted osteopontin is highly polymerized in human airways and fragmented in asthmatic airway secretions. PLoS One 2011; 6(10):e25678. PMCID: PMC3198733