Current Teaching

Since 2019 with Revised curriculum for Masters Degree programme in Cellular and Molecular Immunology (CMI) (SLQF 8-10; SLQF – PGD in CMI; SLQF 9 – Master of CMI; SLQF 10 – MSc in CMI)

Semester 1

CMI 5010 – Overview of the Immune System

  • Introduction to the immune system, innate and adaptive immunity, general properties of the immune responses, introduction to cellular and molecular immunology.

CMI 5020 – Molecular Immunology

  • Molecules of the immune system – components taught
  • immunoglobulin structure and function
  • organization and expression of immunoglobulin genes, B-cell Receptor, co-receptors & other immune cell surface receptors, members of the Ig gene superfamily,
  • production & applications of monoclonal antibodies, antibody cloning and engineering
  • Antigens, immunogenicity vs antigenicity, factors that influence immunogenicity, antigenic determinants, T and B cell epitopes, haptens

CMI 5040 – Immunological Techniques-1

  • General immunological techniques
  • Cell isolation and culture techniques
  • Cell based assays/bioassays

Semester 2

CMI 5090 – Immunological Techniques-2

  • Indirect, sandwich/reduction sensitive ELISAs, immunofluorescence assay, assay for membrane stabilization activity, SDS-PAGE & Immunoblotting, Functional assays and immunization and screening for immune responses

Semester 3

CMI 6020 – Special Topics

  • Transgenic organisms and vaccine development; transgenic plants, edible vaccines for immunotherapy

CMI 6030 – Immunomodulation

  • Vaccines: principles of vaccinology; active and passive immunization
  • Designing vaccines for active immunization: whole-organism vaccines, different types of antigens used as vaccines, purified macromolecules, recombinant vector vaccines, DNA vaccines and multivalent subunit vaccines
  • Safety and effectiveness of vaccines and vaccines of the future

CMI 6050 – Advanced Immunological Techniques

  • Design experiments and protocol development

Teaching History

Feb 2005 to date: IBMBB, UoC

1991-Jan 2005: Teaching at Faculty of Medicine, UoC

2014–2016: Visiting Teaching Faculty, The Open University of Sri Lanka.for

  1. i) MSc. in Medical Entomology & Applied Parasitology (ZLPA410)
  2. ii) Bachelor of Medical laboratory Sciences (MLU3144) Moderator & Practical

2018 & 2007 –    Visiting lecturer – Undergraduate students specializing in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate

Courses taught at Faculty of Medicine, UoC

2000-Jan 2005: Contributed to the teaching within the new curriculum at the Faculty of Medicine, teaching in two Streams (Behavioral Sciences and Community Studies) as a facilitator for their small group discussions. Contributed in preparing Fixed Learning Modules on Diagnostic methods and Pathogenesis of Malaria.

1991-2004: Teaching under-graduate, medical students in Parasitology, conducted tutorials, seminars and practical classes for 3rd year medical students on malarial parasites and other blood & tissue parasites.

Courses taught as a Visiting Lecturer

August 2018: Optional topic on “Hybridoma Technology and monoclonal antibody production” (BC 4004) to 4th year Biochemistry & Molecular Biology special students, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo

2014–to 2016    Appointed as Visiting Teaching Faculty, The Open University of Sri Lanka.for

  1. i) MSc. in Medical Entomology & Applied Parasitology (ZLPA410)
  2. ii) Bachelor of Medical laboratory Sciences (MLU3144) Moderator & Practical

2007 –   I designed & conducted a series of Lectures on Immunology to the the 4th year undergraduate students specializing in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo and conducted a series of 10 lectures 

Postgraduate

MSc in Cellular and Molecular Immunology

  1. Cells and organs of the immune system- Cells of the immune system, hematopoiesis, primary and secondary organs of the immune system
  2. Molecular Immunology– antigens, structure and function of immunoglobulins, Immunoglobulin Gene rearrangement &expression of Ig genes, production and cloning of monoclonal antibodies.
  3. Immune response– innate immune mechanisms, inflammatory response, generation, maturation & activation of B & T cells.
  4. Vaccinology– Immunization, designing vaccines, Different types of Vaccines in use, testing of candidate malaria vaccines.

Feb 2010-2014:  Immunology Module taught to MSc in Molecular Life Sciences students

Research Experience & Specialized Training

  • 2014-2017 – Collaborative studies on cross rectivities & hymenopteran venom allergen characterization with Dr Rajiva de Silva, Prof Sunil Premwansa & Prof Sriyani Dias
  • 2014-2017 Collaborative on Genetics of primary immunodeficiencies with Dr Rajiva de Silva, and Dr Dharshan De Silva
  • 2014 – Workshop on Stem Cell and Cell Biology 14-15th September 2014
  • 2014 – Worshop on NMR Spectra -6-9th September 2014
  • 2012- Studies on immunodiagnostic methods, immune status and factors contributing to pathogenesis of severe leptospirosis in Sri Lanka with clinical correlation in collaboration with Prof Senaka Rajapakse, Prof Sunil Premawansa and Prof Janaka de Silva
  • Nov 2012: Participated “Stem cell course” conducted at IBMBB, University of Colombo.
  • 2011- Preliminary studies on CK19 expression by immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR based assays for detection of micrometastasis of breast cancer in collaboration with Dr Jagath Weerasena and Prof Aloka Pathirana.
  • 2006 to Date – Research studies on anti-inflammatory activities of Sri Lankan medicinal plants and their in vitro and in vivo mechanisms in collaboration with Prof W D Ratnasooriya and Prof E Dilip de Silva.
  • Jan 2003: Bio-informatics workshops carried at the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo.
  • 2002- Establishment of short-term/continuous falciparum malarial cultures, in vitro assays and in vivo P. berghei model for malaria for testing anti-malarial activities of natural (plant) product as a collaborative study with Dr Preethi Randeniya and ProfW D Ratnasooriya
  • 1995-2002- Research studies at the MRU on 1) pre-clinical testing of malaria vaccine candidate antigensm, 2) falciparum and P. vivax resistance to anti-malarial drugs, 3) immuno-epiedemiological studies on malaria vaccine candidate antigens, 4) studies on parasite genetic polymorphism and 5) parasitological & entomological studies in preparation of field clinical trials for malaria vaccines.
  • 1999-2000: In vitro testing of anti-malarial drug resistance in falciparum and P. vivax strains based on detection of Plasmodium LDH enzyme training by Prof Phillipe Brassier, & Pierre Druihle, Institute Pasteur, France
  • 1998: Protocol Design for Intervention Studies in Animal Testing of Vaccine candidates for Malaria, workshop organized by WHO/TDR, held in Shanghai, China from 7-10thDec 1998.
  • 1994-1996: Training in Pre-clinical testing of malaria vaccine candidate antigens, Malaria research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo through collaborative studies with Drs Shirley Longacre and Peter David, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France.
  • 1992-1994: Research studies on expression of parasite (P. falciparum) surface antigens and parasite cytoadherence properties involved in protective immunity and pathogenesis of malaria.
  • 1992-Established short term & long term in vitro malaria cultures, in vitro cytoadherence assays, culture of target mammalian cell cultures, plate protein assays at MRU.
  • 1988-1990- Molecular studies on parasite cytoadherence ligands and receptors, immunochemical analysis for identification of cytoadherence ligands on parasite surface, Adaptation of parasite strains to in vitro culture, larger scale parasite and mammalian cell cultures, purification of parasite mRNA, preparation of cDNA libraries, transfection of mammalian cell for cloning malarial genes, in vitro bioassays and plate assays for parasite adherence to endothelial cell receptors, production of Monoclonal antibodies for identification/characterization of malarial antigens and for cloning their genes, Supervised by Dr Russell Howard, Head, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Department of Molecular Biology, DNAX Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, USA.
  • Research studies using immunological assays for demonstration of antigenic variation in a simian malaria parasites using a primate host and studies on cytoadherence of malaria parasites for doctoral studies, Supervised by Prof Kamini Mendis, Universiy of Colombo & Dr Peter David, Institut Pasteur, France.

Research Training

Undergraduate Research Training and Supervision

Year Name Degree (Specialty) Faculty/University
2019 Ms Nipuni Chandrasiri BSc (IIMB Hons) †  Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2019 BSc (IIMB Hons) †  Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2019 Mr T Shiyanth BSc (IIMB Hons) †  Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2018 Ms Nirodhi Dasanayaka BSc (IIMB Hons) †  Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2018 Ms Chamila Wijerathna BSc (Zoology Hons) † Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2018 Mr Akila Cooray BSc (Zoology Hons) † Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2017 Ms Hansani Gunasekera BSc (IIMB Hons) † Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2017 Ms Dineesha Gamanayake BSc (IIMB Hons) † Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2017 Ms Nipuni Punsara Barupola BSc (IIMB Hons) †  Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2013 Ms DPUT Samarasiri MBBS (Elective) Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Colombo
2013 Mr HMTS Abaywickrama MBBS (Elective) Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Colombo
2012 Ms Maheshi Mapalagama BSc (Zoology Hons) Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2012 Ms Dinendra AbeyawardhaneBSc (Chemitry Hons) BSc (Chemitry Hons) Faculty of Natural Sciences, USJP
2012 Ms Himali.Ranasinghe BSc (Chemitry Hons) Faculty of Natural Sciences, USJP
2009 Ms Harshi Manawadu BSc (Chemistry Hons) Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2003 Ms AC Janoss MBBS (Elective) Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Colombo
2003 Mr Inoka C Perera BSc (Zoology Hons) Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2001 Mr Prasad H Premaratne BSc (Zoology Hons) Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
2001 Mr S Seneviratne BSc (Zoology Hons) Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
1999 Ms SD Chandani BSc (Zoology Hons) Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
1998 Ms Nathangika Seneviratne BSc (Zoology Hons) Faculty of Science, Univ of Colombo
1997 Ms Nadisha Fernando BSc Faculty of Natural Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka

 

* USJP – University of Sri Jayawardenapura

† IIMB – Integrated Immunology and Molecular Biology Special course conducted by the Dept of Zoology

MSc Research Supervision

Name of the

Student

Year of

Completion

MSc*                 Title of the Thesis Principal/Co-Supervisor
Ms Rashenka Pieris In Progress CMI Study on cross-reactive antibodies to venom components of Apis dorsata and Vespa affinis in patients allergic to ant venom in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Dr Chathurika Wijegunatne In Progress CMI Stabilization effects of pharmacological compounds and plant extracts on dengue infected rat basophils Co-Supervisor
Ms Wathsala Dissanayake In Progress CMI A preliminary study on changes in peritoneal leukocyte subpopulations & antibody response in rats immunized with Leptospira LPS Co-Supervisor
Mr NM Kiyas 2019 CMI Study on identification of lipopolysaccharide types among Burkholderia pseudomallei strains isolated from patients in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Mr Henry Ezechukwu 2018 CMI In vitro effect of Vernonia zeylanica extracts and solvent fractions on human basophil (KU 812) Principal Supervisor
Ms Sam Gayathri 2017 CMI In vitro study on the effect of antimicrobial agents on inflammatory cytokine response in leptospirosis Principal Supervisor
Ms Harshani Asarappulige 2017 CMI Preliminary study on CTLA4 gene mutations in inflammatory bowel disease in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Ms Dasanthi Lakmali 2017 CMI An in vitro study to assess the potential of aqueous extract of Munronia pinnata and Ixora coccinea to reverse the inhibition of neutrophil chemotaxis induced by intracellular nitric oxide and advanced glycation end products Co-Supervisor
Mr Hasith Weerasinghe 2016 CMI Evaluation of detection of Leptospira organisms/ antigens in urine compared to blood during leptospirosis infections Principal Supervisor
Ms Sanjika Milhani 2016 CMI Assessment of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species production by healthy phagocytic cells stimulated with leptospires in vitro Co-Supervisor
Mr Shalinda Fernando 2016 CMI Preliminary study on X-linked chronic granulomatous disease in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Ms. Dilini Ishaka 2016 CMI Preliminary study on allergenic pollen records from airborne samples in selected locations of urban and semi-urban areas in Western Province of Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Ms Mifra Faiz 2016 CMI Preliminary study on identification of autosomal recessive p47phox mutations in patients with chronic granulomatous disease in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Ms Gayathri Karunanithy 2016 MLS Mutational analysis of B cell activating factor receptor (BAFF-R) in patients with Common variable immunodeficiency in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Mr G Boisy Motube 2015 MLS A pilot study on humoral immune response to pathogenic Leptospira sp (L .interrogans Pyrogenes) Principal Supervisor
Mr Budhil de Silva 2015 MLS Immunochemical characterization of venom of trap-jaw ant, Odontomachus simillimus* (Dala Kadiya) (Hymenoptera; Formicidae) Co-Supervisor
Ms C Pabasara K Weeraman 2015 MLS A pilot study on genetic screening of Inducible       T cell co-stimulator (ICOS) in patients with  common variable immunodeficiency Co-Supervisor
Mr. DL Peshala E Gunasekara 2014 CMI Immunochemical characterization of hymenopt-eran insect venom of Apis cerana & A. dorsata Co-Supervisor
Ms Achini R. Rathnayake 2014 CMI Effect of hot water extracts of C. sativum and     C. fenstratum on immunostimulatory, anxiolytic and neurobehavioral activities of rats Principal Supervisor
Mr Harindra D Sathkumara 2014 CMI Genetics of common variable immunodeficiency: Role of TACI Co-Supervisor
Ms Anupama Siriwardena 2014 CMI Studies on Leptospira species specific and genus specific antigens using rat polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies Principal Supervisor
Mr. Rasa Threeswaran 2014 CMI Studies on coagulation disorders in leptospirosis patients Co-Supervisor
Ms Rashini Y Baragama-arachchi 2013 MLS Genotoxicity assessment of herbal formulations by Comet Assay Co-Supervisor
Ms H.D.A.

Jayamini C. Harasgama

2013 MLS Effects of Hot water extract of Coriandrum sativum and Coscinum fenstratumon B-cell activation and expression of inducible-nitric oxide synthase Principal Supervisor
Ms B V Loshini R Ranaweera 2013 MLS Study on immunomodulatory activity of a herbal formulation in Sri Lankan market Principal Supervisor
Mr T Sathika M Fernando 2013

 

CMI Assessment of IgM and IgG anti-leptospiral antibodies by ELISA estab-lished using Leptospira biflexa antigens Principal Supervisor
Ms B A Dilini Rukshala 2013 OC Investigation of antioxidative and cytotoxic properties of selected medicinal plant extracts with potential dermatological applications Co-Supervisor
Mr T Wolttan 2012 CMI Determination of serum lipid peroxide, antioxidant capacity and NOx level as biomarkers of oxidative stress in severe leptospirosis patients in Sri Lanka Principal Supervisor
Ms Daniya Edward 2012 CMI Immunostimulatory activity of combined hot water extract of Coriandrum sativum L. and Coscinum fenstratum L in rats Principal Supervisor
Mr Sanjaya Muraleetharan 2012 MLS Cytokeratine 19, Ankyrin repeat domine 30A and Mammaglobin-B as markers for detection of micrometastasis of breast cancer Principal Supervisor
Ms Shalini A Wikramasinghe 2011 CMI Assessment of oxidative stress in severe leptospirosis patients Principal Supervisor
Ms Egwin J Eugene 2011 CMI Comparison of serological diagnostic methods for Leptospirosis Principal Supervisor
Ms Shashika D Kotalawala 2011 CMI Immunomodulatory activity of combined hot water extract of Coriandrum sativum L., and Coscnium fenestratum L., in rats Co-Supervisor
Ms Yoshitha Wahalathanthri 2011 CMI Anti- inflammatory activity of aqueous plant extract of Wallidda antidysenterica (Wrightia antidysenterica) L. in rats Co-Supervisor
Ms DS Dimuthu De Silva 2011 CMI Antioxidant activity of aqueous and solvent extracts of Ixora coccinea and Vitex negundo Principal

Supervisor

Ms PD Nadeera N Sirisena 2010 CMI Studies on inhibitory effects of aqueous leaf extract of Vitex negundo on intracellular killing mechanisms of neutrophils Principal

Supervisor

Ms Thilini L Kalugalage 2010 CMI Studies on serum NOx levels in Sri Lankan patients with Leptospirosis Principal Supervisor
Ms WH Yomendra D De Silva 2010 MLS Detection of micro metastasis of breast cancer using cytokeratin-19 based reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction Principal Supervisor
Dr Rohini I Gunaratna 2009 CMI Serum nitrite levels in Sri Lankan patients with Leptospirosis Principal Supervisor
Ms NK

Rachitha D Wickramasinghe

2009 CMI Modulation of human neutrophil functions by aqueous leaf extract and methanolic leaf extract of Ixora coccinea Principal Supervisor
Ms KW Jayani C Kariyawasam 2008 CMI In vitro anti-inflammatory mechanisms of Vitex negundo Principal Supervisor
Ms H L Chamathka Nanayakkara 2008 CMI Effects of Aqueous extracts of Anesomeles indica, Caesalpinia bonduc and Toddalia asiatica on pro-inflammatory mediators involved in pathogenesis of malaria Principal Supervisor
Mr Ranga S Wittachchi 2007 CMI Detection of micrometastasis of breast cancer by immunohistochemical identifi-cation of K-19 antigen in axillary lymph nodes Principal Supervisor
Ms K Kalaiarashi 2007 CMI Anti-inflammatory activity of aqueous and methanolic rhizome extracts of Alphinia calcarata Principal Supervisor
Mr Aravinda A Nanayakkara 2007 CMI Anti-inflammatory activity of the  metha-nolic  extracts and semi-purified fractions of Ixora coccinea on human leukocytes Principal Supervisor
Dr SSP de Silva 2006 CMI Studies on  anti-inflammatory activity of aqueous extracts of Vitex negundo, Ixora coccinea and Alpinia calcarata on rat peritoneal cells Principal Supervisor

 

* CMI  – MSc in Cellular and Molecular Immunology;

MLS – MSc in Molecular Life Sciences

OC- MSc in Organic Chemistry

PhD, MPhil and MD Research Projects

Name of the Student PhD/MPhil/MD: Year of Completion Title of the Thesis Principal / Co- Supervisor
Mr James Thambirajah MPhil(Initiated) Effect of meditation on immunological, hormonal and biochemical parameters of stress response Principal Supervisor
Ms MDS Janaki MPhil/PhD (In progress, 1st year) Development of a colourimetric reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay as a cost-effective, novel surveillance tool for differential detection of dengue serotypes in Aedes mosquitoes Co-Supervisor
Ms Sam Gayathri MPhil(In progress,2nd year) The efficacy and safety of N-Acetylcysteine in patients with acute kidney injury complicating leptospirosis – A randomized clinical trial Co-Supervisor
Ms Dakshika Gangani MPhil/PhD(In progress,2nd year) Production of Monoclonal antibodies for diagnosis of Leptospira antigens of selected, most prevalent serovars/serogroups of Leptospira in Sri Lanka Principal Supervisor
Ms Nadeema Chandrapathma MPhil/PhD(In progress, 2nd year) Detection of genotypes and serotypes of Leptospira isolated from severe leptospirosis patients Principal Supervisor
Ms Thejani Perera MPhil/PhD(In progress, 3rd year) Isolation, serological and molecular characterization of bacteria and viruses from selected species of bats in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Ms Chathurani Sigera MPhil/PhD(In progress, 3rd year) Dengue infection in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients: Development of diagnostic and risk prediction models for use in clinical settings Co-Supervisor
Ms Harshani Ranasinghe MPhil(In progress, 3rd year) The place of Beta blockers in resistant hypertension and the pathophysiology of resistant hypertension Co-Supervisor
Ms Loshini Ranaweera MPhil/PhD(In progress, 4th year) Study on immunostimulatory activity and underlying immune mechanisms of a herbal formulation in the Sri Lankan market Principal Supervisor
Ms Kumudu Gunasekera PhD(In progress, 5th year) Studies on monitoring the management response following the detection of malaria cases during the phase of malaria elimination in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Ms Nadikala Muthiah PhD(In Progress, 6th Year) Study on measles, mumps and rubella antibody status in mothers and their new born babies (in Colombo District) Co-Supervisor
BAD Rukshala PhD(to be submitted in 2020) Drug leads from medicinal plants with immunomodulatory activity Principal Supervisor
Ms Madhuvanthi Charndrakanthan PhD(to be submitted in 2020) Bioactivity studies and activity guided separation of anti-inflammatory compounds from Alpinia calcarata rhizome and leaf Co-Supervisor
Dr Padmasiri Dissanayake PhD (to be submitted in 2020) Anti-inflammatory potential of decoctions of Cyathulla prostrata, Acyranthus aspera and Asparagus racemosus Co-Supervisor
Mr Peshala Gunasekera PhD (Under examination) Characterization of allergenic compo-nents of venom of Apis dorsata and Vespa affinis (Order-hymenoptera) and their cross-reactivity with venom of the respective Western species Co-Supervisor
Ms Maheshi Mapalagamage PhD 2019 Studies on prognostic markers and pathogenesis of severe dengue associated with oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction and host genetic polymorphisms Co-Supervisor
Ms Sachindra Perera PhD 2019 Chemical charatcterization, in vitro bioactivity studies of constituents of Osbeckia octandra and Dillenia retusa Co-Supervisor
Ms Saroopa Samaradivakara PhD 2017 Isolation, characterization and in vitro  bioactivity studies on the constituents of Dipterocarpus zeylanicus and Vateria copallifera Co-Supervisor
Ms M J R Niloofa PhD 2016 Studies on comparing rapid immuno-diagnostic methods and immune status of leptospirosis patients in Western Province, Sri Lanka Principal Supervisor
Ms T R J Narmada Fernando PhD 2016 Studies on factors contributing to pathogenesis of severe leptospirosis in Sri Lanka Principal Supervisor
Dr Swarna Hapuarchchi PhD 2015 Comparison of hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and anti-inflamm-atory activities of natural plants and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata Co-Supervisor
Ms K D K Kumari PhD 2014 Hypoglycaemic, anti-inflammatory and ATPase effect of the dried flower extracts of Aegle marmelos (bael fruit) Co-Supervisor
Mr Prasad H Premaratne PhD 2010 Immunoepidemiology and Molecular Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax Duffy Binding Protein II in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Ms Wathsala Wijayalath PhD 2010 Studies on strain specific protective immunity to Plasmodium cynomolgi infection Co-Supervisor
Ms Anjani Munasinghe PhD 2007 Studies on var gene expression by Plasmodium falciparum isolates from patients in Sri Lanka in relation to disease severity and their association with cytoadherent phenotypes Co-Supervisor
Mr Thilan Wickramarachi PhD 2006 Development of in vivo correlates of protective immunity to asexual blood stages of Plasmodium vivax infections Co-Supervisor
Ms Nimali Herath PhD 2005 Human host genetic factors and their association with Plasmodium falciparum malaria and other infectious disease pathogenesis Co-Supervisor
Ms Shyamlee Perera PhD 2005 Peripheral blood mononuclear cells and cytokine profile in severe and uncomplicated malaria patients in Sri Lanka Co-Supervisor
Ms Chanaki Amaratunga PhD 2004 Exploration into merozoite surface protein-1 vaccination a natural simian host parasite system: protective efficacy, selection of alternative adjuvants and in vitro correlates of protection Principal Supervisor
Ms Aresha Manamperi PhD 2002 Preliminary preparation towards MSP-1 based malaria vaccine trials Principal Supervisor
Ms Zeeniya Nizam MPhil 1998 An immunological study of P. cynomolgi in its natural host, the toque monkey Macaca sinica sinica the antigenic composition of asexual blood stages of primary and relapse infections Co-Supervisor
Mr Sisira Pathirana PhD 1998 Parasite properties associated with pathogensis of severe falciparum malaria PrincipalSupervisor
Dr USP Kumara Dharmasena MD 1998 Studies on gamma delta Tcells in Plasmodium vivax infections Co-Supervisor