Dr. S. Wijesekera

Senior Lecturer (G I)

Zoology
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Contact:

Kandy Regional Center, KRC, Polgolla

Office: 812499370, Ext: 118

Email: sdkwij@ou.ac.lk subadraw@yahoo.com


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Area of Specification:

Immunology and parasitology

Research Intrests:

Immunology and wound healing

Affiliations:

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Course Coordination:

BYU4301

Awards:
  1. Presidential awards
  2. NSF (National Science Foundation) Merit Awards for Scientific Excellence 2013
Researches:

. The paroxysm of Plasmodium vivax malaria .ND Karunaweera, SK Wijesekera, D Wanasekera, KN Mendis, R Carter, TRENDS in Parasitology 19 (4), 188-193 2003

2. The soluble isoform of CTLAƒ?�4 as a regulator of Tƒ?�cell responses.FJ Ward, LN Dahal, SK Wijesekera, SK Abdulƒ?�Jawad, T Kaewarpai, H Xu, European journal of immunology 43 (5), 1274-1285  2013

3. A malaria parasite toxin associated with Plasmodium vivax paroxysms, SK Wijesekera, R Carter, L Rathnayaka, KN Mendis Clinical & Experimental Immunology 104 (2), 221-227 1996

4. Mediators and Mechanisms Associated with Paroxysm in Plasmodium vivax Malaria

5. R Carter, SK Wijesekera, ND Karunaweera, KN Mendis Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 49 (S2), 35-41 1997

6. Wound healing properties of aqueous extracts of Sargassum illicifolium: An in vitro assay. AD Premarathna, TH Ranahewa, SK Wijesekera, R Wijesundara, Wound Medicine 24 (1), 1-7 2019

7. A comparative study of the wound healing activity and safety assessment of aqueous extract of Sargassum ilicifolium

8. AD Premarathna, MNR Somasiri, MLWP De Silva, KA Wijesekera, RRMKK .Wound Care: From Innovations to Clinical Trials, Hilton Hotel Deansgate 2017

09.Therapeutic Importance & Safety Assessment Of Aqueous Extracts Of Sargassum Crassifolium In Wound Healing AD Premarathna, SK Wijesekera, RN Waduge, RPVJ Rajapakse 9th International Research Conference General Sir John Kotelawala Defence, 2016

10. A preliminary study of the potential wound healing properties of aqueous extracts of Sargassum crassifolium and Ulva lactuca, AD Premarathna, SK Wijesekera, RN Waduge ,AP Jayasooriya, RPVJ Rajapakse 8th Biennial Scientific Sessions, Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri, 2016

11. Evaluation Of The Potential Wound Healing Properties Of Aqueous Extracts Of Sargassum Crassifolium And Ulva Lactuca.AD Premarathna, SK Wijesekera, KBAT Bandara, WMD Wickramaarachchi, NAND. International Conference on Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine 2015

12. Use of a PCR assay to detect Dirofilariosis in dog and development of a laboratory method for vector identification.    RPVJR D.M.G.A.Dasanayaka, S.K.Wijesekera, K.B.A.T.Bandara. Annual Academic Sessions-2014 Proceedings, The Open University of Sri Lanka 2014The paroxysm of Plasmodium vivax malaria. SK Wijesekera, KN Mendis, R Carter, D Wanasekera, ND Karunaweera, Elsevier 2003

13. Study of in vitro effects of factors associated with clinical disease in Plasmodium vivax malaria. ND Karunawera, SK Wijesekera, KN Mendis, R Carter. Proceeding of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 1996

14. The immunological mechanism underlying a malaria paroxysm and associated parasite killing.KNM SK Wijesekera, R Carter, JKA Kularathne, BDMU. Proceeding of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 1996

15. Diel oviposition activity of armigeres subalbatus (Diptera, Culicidae). Ceylon journals of Science (Bio.Sci) SK Weerasekara, FP Amerasinghe, 1995

16. Tumor necrosis factor alpha mediated parasite inactivation as a marker of malaria pathogenesis

SK Wijesekera, R Carter, R Ratnayake, KLD Jayasinghe, JKA Kularathne, BDMU . Proceeding of the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 1994

Ongoing Research:

 The potential wound healing properties of aqueous extracts of Sargassum crassifolium and Ulva lactuca

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