MPhil/PhD Degrees in Progress

Name of research student Degree registered for and the Institute Tentative Title of the thesis Names of supervisors 
RACR Ranasinghe PhD-IBMBB A study of genetic polymorphisms in mitochondrial DNA hypervariable regions I and II of the Sri Lankan population K H Tennekoon

E H Karunanayake

Marie Allen (UU)
SSR Samarakoon PhD-IBMBB Anti-hepatocarcinogenic effect of a traditional Sri Lankan herbal remedy: Modulation of expression of selected genes associated with carcinogenesis and identification of active compounds MI Thabrew

KH Tennekoon

ED De Silva (UoC)
BHKR Sugathadasa PhD-IBMBB Leptin levels, soluble leptin receptor, angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors and leptin genotype in pre-eclamptic toxaemia / pregnancy induced hypertension K H Tennekoon

E H Karunanayake
NHL Pradeepa PhD-IBMBB DNA phylogeny, morphology and pathogenecity of Macrophoma theicola petch, the causal agent of stem canker S Abeysinghe (TRI)

OVDSJ Weerasena

R Wijesundera (UoC)
Sudeshini Hewage MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Selected polymorphisms of the H19 and IGF-II genes in a Sri Lankan birth cohort: Effect of maternal and newborn genotype on birth size KH Tennekoon

EH Karunanayake
AAU Perera MPhil -IBMBB Molecular identification of Ralstonia solanacearum (E.F. Smith) in seed potato PN Dassanayake (USJP)

OVDSJ Weerasena
KHT Karunaratne MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Use of SSR markers for genetic characterization and finger-printing of recommended tea (camellia sinensis L) cultivars and tagging of blister blight disease resistance in tea KM Mewan (TRI)

OVDSJ Weerasena
RAWMRSU Alahakoon MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Isolation and characterization of Bacillus thuringiensis strains with enhanced insecticidal activity OVDSJ Weerasena

R Samarasekara (ITI)
EPM Keshawa MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Possible anti-carcinogenic effects of Mangifera Zeylanica on breast and ovarian cancer cell lines: Identification of active compounds and evaluation of molecular mechanisms KH Tennekoon

Ira Thabrew

ED De Silva (UoC)
KDK Karunarathne MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Assessment of Genetic diversity and tracing the origin of weedy rice population found in rice fields in Sri Lanka SR Weerakoon (OUSL)

OVDSJ Weerasena
Chrishani Rodrigo MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Determination of circulating levels of leptin, soluble leptin receptor (sOB-R) and

nicotinamide phosphoribosyl transferase (Nampt), and selected leptin and leptin receptor genotypes in a cohort of sporadic breast cancer patients in Sri- Lanka
KH Tennekoon

EH Karunanayake
MJR Nillofa MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Studies on comparing rapid immunodiagnostic methods and immune status of leptospirosis patients in Western Province S Handunetti

S Premawansa (UoC)

S Rajapakse (UCFM)
TRG Narmada Fernando MPhil-IBMBB Studies on factors contributing to pathogenesis of severe leptospirosis in Sri Lanka S Handunetti

S Premawansa (UoC)

S Rajapakse (UCFM)
NH Kanishka Senathilake MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Search for antifilarial drugs from Sri Lankan medicinal plants EH Karunanayake

KH Tennekoon

ED De Silva (UoC)
Anuki Mendis MPhil/PhD-IBMBB To evaluate potential of use of Flueggea leucopyrus and Vernonia Zeylanica in the treatment of breast cancer MI Thabrew

KH Tennekoon

ED De Silva (UoC)
BA Dilani Rukshala MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Drug leads from medicinal plants in Sri Lanka: Investigations on immunomodulatory / anti-allergic activity S Handunetti

ED De Silva (UoC)
DD Panchima Jayaratne MPhil/PhD-IBMBB Screening of selected endemic plants for possible cytotoxic compounds against breast cancer and isolation and structure elucidation of potential anticancer compound(s) identified K H Tennekoon

MI Thabrew

EH Karunanayake

ED De Silva (UoC)
WWR Rodrigo PhD, Faculty of  Science, UoC Structure and functional characterization of putative nuclear cell envelop like parasitic nematode growth factor protein from goat and sheep parasite, Setaria digitata and human filarial parasite Wuchereria bancrofti RS Dassanayake (UoC)

OVDSJ Weerasena

EH Karunanayake
W Sadin De Silva PhD/ Faculty of  Science, UoC Antimicrobial agents fromSri Lankan medicinal plants ED De Silva (UoC)

KH Tennekoon
Dr SD Hapuarachchi (IIM) PhD - USJP Comparison of hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory activities of natural plants and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata S Handunnetti

Sugandi Suresh  (USJP)
 Banukie Jayasuriya MPhil-USJP Anti-inflammatory activity of Pleurotus ostreatus S Handunnetti

Sugandi Suresh  (USJP)
 KDK Peshala Kumari MPhil-USJP Anti-inflammatory activity of Aegle marmelos S Handunnetti

Sugandi Suresh  (USJP)
MA Poorna Piyathilake PhD-USJP Molecular Identification of Toxigenic Cyanobacteria and the Effects of Cyanotoxins on Human Renal Cell Lines. MM Pathmalal (USJP)

BGNK De Silva (USJP)

KH Tennekoon