Position: Scientific Coordinator

Lecturer: Molecular Biology and Genetics

Faculty or Division: School of Life Science

Department: Biotechnology & Biomedical Science

Campus: Undergraduate Facility

Academic Background:

  • PhD 2007-2013 – (Bioactivity & Molecular Biology) Thesis submitted, University of Colombo.
  • M.Phil.1999- 2003. – Plant Tissue Culture. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • B. Sc. (Agric.) 1993-1997 – University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Specialized in Agricultural biotechnology.
  • Academics:

Teaching Interests: Tissue Culture, Agricultural Biotechnology & Molecular Biology

Knowledge Areas: Bioactivity, Herbal Technology, Food Safety & Management, Laboratory Management

Research & Publication:

I. Ranasinghe, P., Abeysekera, W.P.K.M., Premakumara, G.A.S., Perera Y.S., Gurugama, P., Gunatilake, S.B., (2012). In vitro erythrocyte membrane stabilization properties of Carica papaya L. leaf extracts, Pharmacognosy Research, 4:4, 196-202.

II. Ranasinghe, P., Premakumara, G.A.S., Wijayaratne, C.D. and Ratnasooriya, W.D. (2011). Antioxidant Activity of Caryota urens (L.) sap. Tropical Agricultural Research 23: (2), 117-125.

III. Ranasinghe, P. and Ide, T. (2006). Dietary fish oil and sesamin synergistically increased hepatic fatty acid oxidation in Zucker rats, In Herbal Medicine Phytopharmaceuticals and other natural products: Trends and Advances, Eds, by Arambewela, L.S.R., Wimalasena,S. And  Gunawardana, N. Jointly published by Centre for the Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries, New Delhi India and Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon, Sri Lanka. Page 389-394.

IV. Ide, T., Hong, D. D., Ranasinghe, P., Takahashi, Y., Kushiro, M. and Sugan. (2004). Interaction of dietary fat types and sesamin on hepatic fatty acid oxidation in rats. Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1682: (1-3) 80-91.

V. Yapabandara, Y. M. H. B. and Ranasinghe, P. (2000).  Tissue culture for mass production of aquatic plant species. Asia Pacific Tech. Monitor 17: 6 49-55.