M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes

(List of supervisors by Board of Study)

Prof. R. Sivakanesan

Research Interests (Research Fields/Projects):

Osteoarthritis and articular cartilage damage.

Characterization of the Immune Response to Leishmaniasis in the Sri Lankan population.

Species identification, pathophysiology, immune response and transmission of rickettsial infections in the central province of Sri Lanka.

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Prof. J.G.S. Ranasinghe

Research Interests (Research Fields/Projects):

Effects of probiotics, fermented milk products on serum parameters.

Investigation of iron balance in Thalasemic patiens treated with single and combination of drugs.

Study of heavy metal and ceruloplasmin in health problems.

Effects of supplementation of Se, prebiotics, probiotics and nucleotides on serum parameters.

A study on genetic variation, toxicity, morphology of giant honey bees of Sri Lanka.

Comparison of toxic effects of Bungarus species in Sri Lanka.

Characterization of venom of Sri Lankan Snakes.

Effects of endogenous medicine on toxic effects of cobra venom.

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Dr. P.H.P. Fernando

Research Interests (Research Fields/Projects):

Lipid metabolism.

Blood sugar homeostasis.

Natural products research.

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Professor S.H.P. Parakrama Karunaratne

Research Interests (Research Fields/Projects):

Control of mosquito vectors of human diseases

Insecticide based insect pest control

Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance in insects

DNA Barcoding of Mosquitoes

Control of mosquito vectors of human diseases

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Prof. S.A.M. Kularatne

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Dr. A.B.S. Athauda

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Prof.B.M.R.Bandara

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Natural bioactive compounds

Reactive oxygen species

Clay minerals in organic catalysis

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Dr. H.K.I. Perera

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Studies on acid proteinases of porcine ovary.

Studies on acid proteinases of human ovary to investigate the possibility of using acid proteinases as a marker of cancer metastasis to investigate the therapeutic potential of Sri Lankan medicinal plants in preventing the onset and complications of diabetes.

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Prof. R. P. V. J. Rajapakse

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Parasitology

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Dr. S. D. Suneth S. Sooriyapathirana

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Dissecting underlying genes of the complex traits in eukaryotes.

Molecular evolution and taxonomy.

Bioinformatics Educational philosophies.

Policies and methods in science.

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Dr.Sanath Rajapakse

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Hydrolytic enzymes in Sri Lankan carnivorous plants

Protease inhibitors from Sri Lankan plants

Human and mouse Kallikreins

Anti microbial activities of modified fabrics

Genetic diversity of Rhizobia

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