The Prasad Jallepalli Lab

Prasad Jallepalli Lab Group

Our laboratory is interested in how human cells accurately duplicate and transmit their chromosomes during each round of division.

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Pictured: Dr. Prasad Jallepalli

Prasad Jallepalli, MD, PhD



Research Focus

Molecular biologist Prasad Jallepalli studies the mechanisms that ensure accurate chromosome transmission in human cells.


MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Lab Members

  • J. Maciejowski, H. Dreschler, K. Grundner-Culemann, E.R. Ballister, J.-A. Rodriguez-Rodriguez, V. Rodriguez-Bravo, M.J.K. Jones, E. Foley, M.A. Lampson, H. Daub, A.D. McAinsh, and P.V. Jallepalli. Mps1 regulates kinetochore-microtubule attachment stability via the Ska complex to ensure error-free chromosome segregation. Dev. Cell 41, 153-156 (2017).
  • V. Rodriguez-Bravo, J. Maciejowski, J. Corona, H.K. Buch, M.T. Kanemaki, J.V. Shah, and P.V. Jallepalli. Nuclear pores protect genome integrity by assembling a premitotic and Mad1-dependent anaphase inhibitor. Cell 156, 1017-1031 (2014).
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Selected Achievements
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University (1992)
  • M.D./Ph.D. Fellow, Medical Scientist Training Program, Johns Hopkins University (1992-1999)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation (1999-2002)
  • Scholar, V Foundation for Cancer Research (2003)
  • Frederick R. Adler Chair for Junior Faculty (2003-2007)
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  • Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences (2003-2007)
  • Louise & Allston Boyer Young Investigator Award (2008)
  • Research Scholar, American Cancer Society (2008-2011)