I completed my first degree (B Sc) with a first class from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2005). I started my industrial carrier as a Microbiologist and served 02 years by developing Microbiology laboratory, SOPs and HACCP system for a leading food company in Sri Lanka. I hold M Sc in Celluler and Molecular Immunology (University of Colombo, 2010). I developed quantitative Nitro Blue Tetrazonium (NBT) assay to identify defects in neutrophils while identifying the effect of Ixora coccinea in human neutrophil functions during my M Sc.
Areas of Specialization:
Immunology, Moleculer Immunology, Food and water Microbiology, Industrial microbiology
Innate Immunity, Intracelluler killing, Neutrophil functions, Public health Microbiology
Memberships of professional bodies
Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka
Workshops and conferences attended
Workshop on writing a high impact journal article conducted by young Scientist Forum (2015)
Workshop on EfiL conducted by carrier guidance unit , The Open university of Sri Lanka(2015)
Soft skill development conducted by staff development center, The Open University of Sri Lanka (2015)
International conference on frontiers in molecular life science organized by IBBMB (2009)
Clinical immunology update organized by UK/ Sri Lanka immunology foundation collaboration with Ceylon collage of physicians (2009)
Reviewer – Journal of Medicinal Plant Research
ML2124 Immunology- Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.
PSD 1302 Application in Microbiology -Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka. (2015)
NSU3101-Anatomy and Physiology, MLU3115- Pathophysiology, NSU3116- BioChemistry, MLU1142 -Anatomy and Physiology,MLU1247- General Microbiology, MLU2146- Microbial Analysis of Food and Water, MLU3144- Immunology, NSD1201- Human Anatomy and Physiology, BPU2120- Biochemistry
Sarojenie Jayawardana cash prize for best Student in Microbiology awarded by Department of Microbiology, University of Kelaniya (2008)
Wickramasinghe N.K.R.D and Handunnetti S.M. Role of Human Neutrophils in Inflammation and its Modulation by Ixora coccinea (2016) Research and Reviews: Journal of Immunology.6(1): 32–48p.
Wickramasinghe N K R D, Kumara R R, De Silva D, Rathnasooriya W D, Hadunnnetti S M Inhibition of phagocytic and intracellular killing activity of human neutrophils by aqueous and methanolic leaf extracts of Ixora coccinea (2014) Journal of Ethnopharmacology 153: 900–907
Madahavi P, Wickramasinghe N K R D, Jayasooriya K.B.N, Nawarathne N.I.S, Ranaweera R. C. P, Study on thermoregulation of neonates in Sri Lanka (2014) European Journal of applied Science and Technology 1(4):55-65
Wickramasinghe N K R D, Kumara R R, De Silva D, Rathnasooriya W D, Hadunnnetti S M (2010) Modulation of human neutrophil functions by Aqueous and Methanolic Leaf Extracts of Ixora coccinea. Presented at the 4th biennial session of society of allergy and Immunology (AISSA), 2010
G.V.S.C.Gunarathne, E.M.N.K.Ekanayake,H.M.L.S.Herath, B.S.S.De Silva, N.K.R.D. Wickramasinghe, A study of animal bites among children in lady Ridgeway hospital, Extended abstract of papers presented at the Annual academic sessions 2013, The Open University of Sri Lanka, p203-203
Jayasooriya K.B.N, Nawarathne N.I.S, Ranaweera R. C. P, Wickramasinghe N K R D, and Madhavi P, A Study on the knowledge and practice of mothers in thermoregulation of neonates, Extended abstract of papers presented at the Annual academic sessions 2014, The Open University of Sri Lanka, p195-195
Estimation of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin levels in Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka