Team

Director
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Prof. B.G.D.N.K. De Silva

B.Sc. (USJP), Ph.D. (USJP)

Senior Professor

nissanka@sci.sjp.ac.lk
nissankakolitha@gmail.com

Research Interests:

Development of molecular assays for the identification of malaria vectors and sand flies, Population genetic structure analysis and phylogenetic studies of malaria vectors, Dengue vectors, and sand flies, Insecticide resistant studies of disease vectors, Transmission dynamics of Dengue and Leishmaniasis.

     

Collaborative Scientists 
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Prof. L.D.C. Peiris

B.Sc. (UOC), Ph.D. (UK)

Professor 

dinithi@sci.sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Toxicology, Alternative medicine, Molecular mechanisms & pathways

   

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Dr. Varuni Gunathilake

B.Sc. (USJP), Ph.D. (Colombo)

Senior Lecturer 

varunig@sjp.ac.lk 

Research Interests: Marine Biotechnology, Immunology, Sponge identification and taxonomy

Research Scientists
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Dr. Iresha N. Harischandra

B.Sc. (Colombo), Ph.D. (USJP)

Senior Lecturer (On contract) – Genetics & Molecular Biology Unit

iresha@sci.sjp.ac.lk
ireshanh@gmail.com

Research Interest: Population genetics, Conservation genetics, Evolutionary and Population genomics of wild animals.

   

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Dr. Hiruni Harischandra

B.Sc. (ISU), Ph.D. (ISU)

Senior Lecturer (On contract) – Genetics & Molecular Biology Unit

hirunih@sci.sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Parasite and host interactions

  

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Ms. H. Sachini Dinusha Fernando

B.Sc. (USJP), Ph.D. (Submitted)

sachini@sci.sjp.ac.lk

sacdinu@gmail.com

Research Interest– Population genetics and Phylogeography of disease vectors, insecticide resistance of disease vectors, Medical entomology.

   

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Dr. Dilusha Fernando

B. Sc. (UOC), Ph. D. (UOC)

Postdoctoral researcher

diluarchive@gmail.com

Research Interest: Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Natural Product Chemistry, Pharmacogenetics

Research Students
DSC_0322-001

Ms. Dilakshini Dayananada

B.Sc. (Colombo)

Research Assistant

dilakshini@sci.sjp.ac.lk

dilakshini@gmail.com

Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Medical Entomology

  

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Mr. Ravindra S. Pethiyagoda

B. Sc. (USJP)

Research Assistant

ravipethiya@yahoo.com

Research Interest: Molecular Biology, Fish Biology

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Ms. W. Methsala M. Wedage

B.Sc. (USJP)

Research Assistant

methsala@sci.sjp.ac.lk

methmadurangi@gmail.com

Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Molecular Entomology

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Ms. Dilekha Hegoda

B.Sc. (USJP)

Research Assistant

lakmini@sci.sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Molecular Entomology

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Ms. Shakila M. Ratnayake

B.Sc. (UOC)

Research Assistant

shaki.ratnayake@gmail.com

Research Interests: Marine Biotechnology, Immunology, Sponge identification and taxonomy

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Ms. B.  D.  Nipunika Upamali

B.Sc. (UOC)

Research Assistant

nipunika256@gmail.com

Research interests: Oncology, Metabolomics, Human microbiome, Nucleic acid based techniques in disease diagnosis, Development of biomarkers

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Ms.  Hasini  Jayathilaka

B.Sc. (USJP)

Research Assistant

hasinidgj@gmail.com

Research Interests: Environment Toxicology, Molecular Biology

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Ms. D. M. M. N. K. Dassanayake

Graduate Chemist (I. Chem C)

Research Assistant

medhavie@sci.sjp.ac.lk

medhavie90@gmail.com

Research interests:  Alternative medicine, Molecular mechanisms & pathways, Environmental Science