D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Chemistry

Name

Dr. J. M. Susanthi Jayasinghe

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Perad.)

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About Me

Susanthi Jayasinghe has been trained in the field of natural product chemistry and synthetic organic chemistry in isolation and characterization of compounds and bio activity studies.She is a post graduate supervisor, Principal investigator and Co-PI of several research grants in a number of research projects in the field of natural product chemistry and synthetic organic chemistry funded by NSF, NRC, and AHEAD(ICE). In addition she has the experience in collaborative research work on biological studies with Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna; Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya; Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo  for testing crude extracts, isolated pure compounds and synthetically modified compounds for anti diabetic, anti-microbial and anticancer activities. 



Positions Held

Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya. - (2007)

Temporary Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.

Secretary -Board of study in Chemical Sciences - (2017-todate)

Co-Coordinator- MSc in Industrial Chemistry - (2015-todate)

Senior student counselor - (2016, 2017)

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Volunteer Student counselor - (2019)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Synthesis of biologically active natural product libraries of 3β-[(α-arabinopyranosyl)oxy]olean-12-en-28-oic acid

Development of nutraceutical for diabetes and cholesterol reduction with scientific validation from the selected medicinal plant extracts.

Studies on bioactivities and chemical constituents of Holarrhena mitis.

Synthesis of bioactive natural product libraries of 6β-hydroxy betunolic acid

Combined therapeutic drug leads for antidiabetic and anti-hyperlipidaemic treatments from the selected combined medicinal plants

Memberships & Awards

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Member of American Chemical Society (Organic / Medicinal Chemistry division) 2008 onwards)

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The H. P. Cady Scholarship for the Excellent Performance in First Year Graduate student 2008-Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas

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Sultanbawa Prize for the Best Performance in Organic Chemistry in the B.Sc. Special Degree Program 2005 –Department of Chemistry, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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University Award for Academic Excellence in B.Sc. Special Degree in Chemistry Program – 2005 University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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NRC-Investigator driven grants 2017