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Chanika Jayasinghe

Country of origin: Sri Lanka Currently in: Sri Lanka, Colombo 09 General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2017 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
2012 Master Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
2006 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

The thrust of my research work is rooted in Parasitology and pharmacognosy, a journey which commenced in 2005 during my undergraduate studies at the Department of Zoology, University of Colombo. My research interests expanded into Epigenetics and behavioural genetics following my MSc in Epigenetics from Osaka University, Japan. My current research interests are multifaceted, which include the investigation of bioactivities and toxicity of natural compounds and nano-particles using animal models, Understanding the genetics and scio-environmental predispositions of violent behaviours of Sri Lankan convicts, Development of biosensors using DNAzymes to detect heavy metals in water and other environmental bodies.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
My teaching is mainly focused on Mammalian Biology, Paleobiology of BSc degree programme at OUSL, Host-parasite interactions and Defence Mechanisms of vectors and Parasites, Research Methodology and Communication skills of MSc in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology, OUSL and Environmental Communication and Interpretation of Diploma in Natural Resources and Ecotourism.

Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2019
The Presidential Award

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