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Narayana Yelleswarapu

Faculty Advisor:  James J. Galligan

B.S., 2013, University of Pittsburgh
Microbiology and Psychology

Entered Program in 2015
Dual Degree DO/PhD Program


Academic and Research Background

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Research: Traumatic Brain Injury

Associate Scientist II, Neuroscience Department, Amgen Inc.
Research: Drug development for Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Current Research Interests

Understanding the genetics, pharmacology, and physiology of the disorders in the enteric nervous system


  • Boston Area Pittsburgh Alumni Scholar
  • Summer Arts and Sciences Research Fellowship; Summer 2010
  • Summer Arts and Sciences Research Fellowship; Summer 2011

Posters and Presentations

  • Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington DC Nov. 2011
  • Institution of Rehabilitation Sciences Day, Pittsburgh, PA June 2011
  • School of Health Rehabilitation Sciences Poster Presentation, Pittsburgh, PA June 2010. Elucidating the effects of the 5HT1A and 5HT7 receptor on behavioral recovery after experimental TBI