Dr. Gayathri N. Silva


Department of Chemistry
University of Colombo
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Office: Room No. 205
Work Phone: +94 11-250 3367
Work Fax: +94 11-250 3367
Email: gayathris@chem.cmb.ac.lk

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

    Postdoctoral Fellow (MHC class I Antigen Processing and Presentation Pathway)

    Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  • PhD 2014

    PhD - Chemistry

    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

  • BSc 2007

    BSc - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.


    Treasurer - Home

    Treasurer- Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS)


  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

Research Interests

  • Elucidate the structure and function of parasitic nematode specific proteins of unknown function to understand their role in pathogenesis and progression of lymphatic filariasis
  • Development of High-tech transgenic approaches to control dengue by genetic engineering mosquito vector Aedes aegypti
  • Design a low-cost portable “Riboswitch-Biosensor” for onsite detection of various ions in drinking water
  • Elucidate the role of PFK isoforms in progression of cancer using CRISPR/Cas technology