Prof. W.D.S.J. Wickramasinghe
Address (Official) Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

Official – 0094-81-2396510   Private – 0094-77-3114472


Educational /Professional Qualifications

B.V.Sc. (Sri Lanka), M.Sc. (Japan),   Ph.D (Japan)


Research Interests

  • Evolution, Molecular Taxonomy and Systematic of parasites
  • Mitochondrial genomics of helminthes
  • Phosphagen kinase system of helminthes
  • Molecular epidemiological studies on cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka
  • Molecular markers for invasive species
  • Molecular epidemiological studies and Biological control of vector born diseases
  • Immunology

Teaching Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, since 2012.
  • Resource Person for the MSc Course in Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2010-2011).
  • Teaching Assistant, Kochi Medical School, Japan (2005 to 2010).
  • Research Assistant, Kochi Medical School, Japan (2008-2010).

Technical/Research-related skills

DNA extraction, PCR, RTPCR, RFLP, cDNA synthesis, ELISA, DNA sequencing, DNA cloning, Western blot, Gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Phylogenetic analysis, Primer design, Mutation studies, Enzyme kinetics, Scanning electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, DNA sequence annotation, In vitro and in vivo culturing techniques, Immuno-histochemistry, Animal experiments, Parasite morphology, Maintaining of life cycle of some parasites, Recombinant protein production and purification.


Awards and Scholarship

  • LSU WAAP Travel Grant Committee award to attend the 2009 WAAVP conference in Calgary, Canada.
  • Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (JASSO).

Other professional affiliations

  • Registered Veterinary Practitioner in Sri Lanka
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Council
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association

Other interests

  • Cooking
  • Wild Life Photography





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