Prof. Champa Neelakanthi Ratnatunga
Professor in Immunology
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya.,
Educational / Professional Qualifications
  • MBBS (Peradeniya) 2007
  • MSc Bio-statistics (Peradeniya) 2010
  • MPhil (Peradeniya) 2014
  • PhD (Australia) 2019
Undergraduate Teaching
  • Teaching, training and examiner for Immunology and Microbiology in University of Peradeniya
    • Faculty of Medicine
    • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences- Medical Laboratory Science
    • Faculty of Science - Microbiology (Sp)
  • Teaching and examiner for Immunology in other Universities/ Institutes
    • University of Jaffna - Faculty of Medicine
    • Wayamba University of Sri Lanka - Faculty of Medicine
Postgraduate Teaching, Training and Examinations
  • Msc Medical Microbiology - Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • MSc in Clinical Biochemistry - Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • MSc in Immunology - University of Sri Jayawardenapura
  • Supervisor for research degrees - MPhil
    • Evaluation of Anti SARS CoV-2 antibody responses in specific post asymptomatic infection and post vaccination cohorts. ‘ - Ongoing
    • Comparative study on the effect of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) in the trans placental transfer of subclasses of IgG level to the newborn.’ - Ongoing
  • Examiner for MPhil
    • Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Peradeniya
Research Interests
  • I am interested in developing laboratory immune diagnostic training and availability, combined with developing immunological research enabling both patient care and student training to be strengthened and developed concomittently.. Research into vaccine immune response is currently underway. Developing immunology teaching methods and curricula for different educational levels is also an area of interest.
  • In addition, developing tuberculosis culture and identification methods, targeting PCR based identification to understand the non tuberculous mycobacterial burden in Sri Lanka as an area of key interest.
Research Grants
  • University of Peradeniya Research Grant RG/2012/36- 2012 Completed
  • Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation -Research Grant -2016 Completed
  • University of Peradeniya Research Grant URG/M/2021/23/M – 2021 Completed
  • University of Peradeniya Research Grant URG/M/2023/22/M - 2023 Ongoing
  • National Research Council Merit Award for Research Publications -2012
  • University of Queensland International Postgraduate Scholarship-2015
  • QIMR International Postgraduate Award-2015
  • Australasian Society of Immunology Travel award- 2016
  • James Cook University Post Graduate Research Scholarship -2017
  • Australian Cytometry society Travel award – 2017
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  1. Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka (AISSL) - Life member (Council member -2022, 2023)
  2. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists (SLCM) - Life member
  3. International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) - member
  4. College of Medical Educationists (Sri Lanka) - Life member
  5. Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology (SSM) -Life member
  6. Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association (PeMSAA) - Life member (Council member - 2021/22, 2023/24)
  7. Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM - Life member
Editor and reviewer for scientific journals/Funding agents/ Higher degree / editorial and review
  1. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine (Official Publication of the KSM) - 2020
Reviewer for Academic Journals
  1. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Disease (Journal of the Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology)
  2. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine (Journal of the Kandy Society of Medicine)
  3. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka
  4. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences
  5. Touch Reviews in Respiratory and Pulmonary Diseases (TouchReviews Education and Media group)
  6. New Microbiologica (Italian National Research Council and University of Bologna)
  7. Philippine Journal of Science
  8. Ceylon Journal of Science
  9. Case reports in Infectious Diseases (HINDAWI press)
  10. Pathogens and Global Health (Taylor and Francis online)
  11. MDPI International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  12. Infection and Drug Resistance (Dove Press)
  13. Medical Science Monitor (International Scientific Information NY)
Reviewer for Higher Degrees/ Funding Agents
  1. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  2. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Peradeniya
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