Assistant Director of Bioinformatics, Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Venkata Yellapantula serves as the Assistant Director of Bioinformatics in the Center for Personalized Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Yellapantula received his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Arizona State University.

Clinical Interests

Bioinformatics, Genomics


Graduate School: 

Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ


Professional Memberships: 

2012- 2013 American Society of Hematology


2011 NIH Intramural Research Training Award- NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
2013 Abstract Achievement Award- American Society of Hematology Awarding, 2021 L St NW #900, Washington, DC


Hultcrantz M*, Rustad EH*, Yellapantula V, Arcila M, Ho C, Syed MH, Papaemmanuil E, Zhang Y, Maura F, Landgren O. Baseline VDJ clonotype detection using a targeted sequencing NGS assay: allowing for subsequent MRD assessment. Blood Cancer J. 2020. (PMID: 32699232) Role: Collected, analyzed and interpreted the data

Hultcrantz M*, Yellapantula V, Rustad EH. Genomic profiling of multiple myeloma: new insights and modern technologies. Best Pract Res Clin Haematol. 2020. (PMID: 32139018) Role: Analyzed the data

Yellapantula V, as part of ICGC. Pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes. Nature. 2020 (PMID: 32025007) Role: Analyzed the data

Rustad EH, Yellapantula VD, Glodzik D, Maclachlan KH, Diamond B, Boyle EM, Ashby C, Blaney P, Gundem G, Hultcrantz M, Leongamornlert D, Angelopoulos N, Auclair D, Zhang Y, Dogan A, Bolli N, Papaemmanuil E, Anderson KC, Moreau P, Avet-Loiseau H, Munshi N, Keats J, Campbell PJ, Morgan GJ, Landgren O, Maura F. Revealing the impact of recurrent and rare structural variants in multiple myeloma. Blood Cancer Discov. 2020. (DOI: 10.1158/2643-3230.BCD-20-0132) Role: Analyzed data and wrote the paper

Rustad EH**, Yellapantula V**, Bolli N, Leongamornlert D, Nadeu F, Angelopoulos N, Dawson KJ, Mitchell TJ, Osborne R, Ziccheddu B...Maura F. Timing the Initiation of Multiple Myeloma. Nat Commun. 2020. (PMID: 32317634)

Landau HJ**, Yellapantula V**, Diamond BJ, Rustad EH, Maclachlan K, Gundem G, Medina-Martinez J, Ossa JEA, Levine M, Zhou Y…. Papaemmanuil E. Accelerated single cell seeding in relapsed multiple myeloma. Nat Commun. 2020. (PMID: 32680998)

Yellapantula V**, Hultcrantz M**, Rustad EH, Wasserman E, Cimera R, Ciardiello A; Landau H, Akhlaghi T, Mailankody S... Papaemmanuil E, Zhang Y,Landgren O. Comprehensive Detection of Recurring Genomic Abnormalities: A Targeted Sequencing Approach for Multiple Myeloma (myTYPE). Blood Cancer J. 2019 (PMID: 31827071)

Research Interests: 

Bioinformatics, Genomics

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