Academic Background:

MSc. Genetic Diagnostics – Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Science (Medical Bioscience) – Monash University, Malaysia

Academics:

Teaching Interests: Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Knowledge Areas: Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Scientific Research

Research & Publication:

Research:

Implementation of a multiplex Tetra-primer Amplification Refractory Mutation System (T-ARMS) PCR assay to genotype APOE alleles, Human Genetic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Molecular cytogenetic (FISH) analysis of a patient with 13q deletion syndrome at Human Genetic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

Publication:

S. Kidnapillai, U.G.I.U. Kariyawasam, N.D.W. Dissanayake, R.W. Jayasekara, P.M.G. Punchihewa, V.H.W. Dissanayake. Karyotype-phenotype correlation in partial monosomy of the long arm of chromosome 13: A case report. International Conference on Birth Defects 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 to 11 February 2014. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Birth Defects 2014; p36).

S. Kidnapillai, U.N.D.Sirisena, V.H.W. Dissanayake. Prevalence of HLA-B27 Allele in a Cohort of Sri Lankan Patients Referred for Suspected Spondyloarthritides. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 15th to 18th July, 2014. (Abstracted in the proceedings of the 127th International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 2014; p141).