Position: Visiting Faculty

Faculty or Division: School of Life Science

Department: Biotechnology & Biomedical Science

Campus: Undergraduate Facility

Academic Background:

  • PhD Faculty of Medicine , University of Colombo (Reading)
  • MS. Wayne State University, Detrot MI, USA, 2010. (specialized in Molecular Biology)
  • MSc. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2005. (Biotechnology)
  • B.Sc . University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2003.


Teaching Interests: Biochemistry & Immunology

Knowledge Areas: Molecular Genetics,Stem cells & regenerative Medicine

Research & Publication:

Cunqi Ye, WM M S Bandara, Miriam L Greenberg (2013) Regulation of inositol metabolism is fine-tuned by inositol pyrophosphates in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288 (34) 24898-24908

Fei Song, Manoj Bandara, Harvinder Deol, Jeffrey A Loeb, Joyce Benjamins, Robert P Lisak (2013) Complexity of trophic factor signaling in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: Differential expression of neurotrophic and gliotrophic factors. Journal of Neuroimmunology.

Bandara, W. M. M. S. Silva, L. P. Rajapaksha, W. R. A. K. J. S. (2007) Sensitivity of PCR assay technique for processed meat. Indian Vet J .84 (8) 842-844

Gamini Seneviratne, J. S. Zavahir, W. M. M. S. Bandara and M. L. M. A. W. Weerasekara (2007) Fungal-bacterial biofilms: their development for novel biotechnological applications. World J Microbiol Biotechnol.24 (5) 739-743

Bandara W M M S, Seneviratne G and Kulasooriya S A (2006) Interactions among endophytic bacteria and fungi: effects and potentials; J. Biosci. 31(5) 645–650.