Dr. Yasith Mathangasinghe

MBBS(Col), MIBiol, SEDA (UK)


Department of Anatomy Genetics and Biomedical Informatics,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Dr. Yasith Mathangasinghe graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in 2016 with Second Class Upper Division Honours and distinctions in biochemistry, forensic medicine, parasitology and obstetrics and gynaecology, winning Professor T  Visvanathan Gold Medal for excellence in clinical obstetrics and gynaecology. Having completed his internship at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, he joined the Department of Anatomy as a lecturer in 2018. He completed a research internship at the Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 2019 where he investigated ER stress markers expressed in the central nervous system of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / frontotemporal lobar degeneration transgenic mouse models. He was awarded the Monash Graduate Scholarship to read for his PhD in the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Clayton, Australia in 2020 to investigate the regulation of the protein disaggregation activation programme vital for cell repair in humans. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and is a reviewer in ~30 reputed international journals. He was awarded the prize for the best paper at the Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Ophthalmologists in 2017, Annual Academic Sessions of College of Surgeons Sri Lanka in 2018, Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons in 2018, Annual Academic Sessions of Anatomical Society of Sri Lanka in 2019 and International Conference on Health Sciences in 2019. He received the National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Research in 2017 and the Senate Award for Research Excellence (Early Career Category) in 2018, 2019 and 2020. He also received the award for excellence in student mentoring by the choice of students at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in 2020. His research interests are neuroscience and applied anatomy.