Dr Gayani Harendra Galhena


Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences
University of Colombo
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Office: Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences  – Room No. 105
Work Phone: +94 11-215 8381
Work Fax: +94 11-215 8381
Email: gayani@zoology.cmb.ac.lk

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD 2012

    PhD in Human Molecular Genetics

    Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • MSc 2006

    M.Sc. (by Research) in Molecular Genetics (Distinction)

    University of Leeds, UK

  • BSc 2001

    B.Sc. Special degree in Zoology (First Class Honours)

    University of Colombo

  • Certificate 2011

    International Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Science

    Conducted by FELASSA Cat. C. in collaboration with the Utrecht University, Netherlands

  • Certificate 2004

    Intensive Course for in-house trainees in Molecular Biology and Gene Technology

    Institute of Genetech; Molecular Diagnostics and School of Gene Technology, Sri Lanka

  • Certificate 1995

    Advanced Certificate of Guidance and Counseling (Honours)

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  • Diploms 1995

    Diploma in Psychology (Honours)

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  • Molecular Biology
  • Epigenetics
  • Population Genetics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Developmental Genetics
  • Human Genetics
  • Bioethics and Medical Ethics
  • Biosystematics and evolution
  • Human and mammalian biology
  • Human health and Diseases
  • Human Physiology
  • Form and Function
  • Parasitology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Practical Zoology

Research Interests

  • Population Genetics
  • Medical Genetics
  • DNA fingerprinting in forensic and kinship analysis