Ms. R. S. R. Rajakulasooriya

Lecturer (Probationary)

BSc in MLS (University of Sri Jayewardenepura), MSc in Experimental Biotechnology (University of Peradeniya)

Medical Laboratory Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
RG
Contact:

Colombo Regional Center, Faculty of Health Sicences, The Open University of Sri Lanka

Office: 112881146, Ext: 646

Email: rsraj@ou.ac.lk srkulasooriya@gmail.com


I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Areas of Specialization:

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Research interests:

Bacterial infections, Molecular genetics of bacteria

Course Coordination:

MDU4307 Virology & Mycology

MDU5407 Laboratory Automation and Instrumentation

MDU6301 Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics

MDU6302 Public Health Microbiology

Awards:

AWARDS

Won second runner-up for poster presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions 2012, USJP.

Researches:

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE

Rajakulasooriy PSR, Perera WPSSS, Weerasekera MM, Kottahachchi J, Gunasekera TDCP, Bogahawatta LBAE, Fernando SSN, 2014. The proportion of Superficial fungal infections among the cleaning staff members at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases: 4(1): 38-47. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v4i1.6061.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT

Lakmali HTP, Dharmathilaka AWDS, Herath HMS, Weerasekara KDSN, Rajakulasooriya RSR, de Silva BSS, 2017. The reasons for delayed presentation of breast cancer: a descriptive study at the teaching hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka. The Open University Research Sessions 2017. OUSL.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Rajakulasooriya RSR, Deeyagahage HK, Nisansala GGT, Kudavidanage BP, Gunasekara TDCP, 2018. Optimization of a multiplex PCR for the identification of Acinetobacter species isolated from clinical specimens: a preliminary study. International Postgraduate Research Conference 2018, University of Kelaniya.

Rajakulasooriya RSR, Deeyagahage HK, Nisansala GGT, Kudavidanage BP, Gunasekara TDCP, 2019. Identification of Acinetobacter baumannii and Acinetobacter nosocomialis from clinical isolates using a multiplex PCR. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology (SSM), The Sri Lanka Society for Microbiology.

 

POSTER PRESENTATION

Rajakulasooriy PSR, Perera WPSSS, Weerasekera MM, Kottahachchi J, Bogahawatta LBAE, Fernando SSN, 2012. . Etiology of superficial fungal infections among cleaning staff at the University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Annual Scientific Sessions 2012, USJP.

Ongoing Research:

Following the MSc research on identification of the genomic species of A. calcoaceticus – A. baumannii complex.

Research Supervisions:

A coordinator of BMLS undergraduate research projects

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