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Dr. S. D. Suneth S. Sooriyapathirana
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Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),
Sri Lanka.

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Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (4406)
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Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • PhD :Michigan State, USA
  • M.Sc :Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • B.Sc :Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • Membership & Awards (Selected):

  • Michigan State Horticultural Society Industry Scholarship, 2008
  • Gold Medal for academic excellence in graduate studies, by Phi Beta Delta, Alpha Alpha Chapter, Michigan State University 2008
  • The Graduate Research Scholarship, Graduate Program Committee from Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University 2007/2008
  • Dr. Leo W. Mericle and Dr. Rae Phelps Mericle Fund Scholarship, Michigan State University 2006
  • Asian Development Bank Graduate Scholarship to follow MSc in Biotechnology in Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, Sri Lanka 2001-2002
  • Hon. D. S. Senanayake (first prime minister of Sri Lanka) Memorial gold medal for Best Agricultural Graduate in Sri Lanka 2000
  • Golden jubilee gold medal for the most outstanding performance (Batch top) in the core program of the B.S. Agriculture curriculum, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2000
  • University Scholarship for the best academic excellence (Batch top), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2000
  • Professor R. R. Appadurai Memorial Scholarship for the best academic results of first three academic years, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2000
  • Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

  • Dissecting underlying genes of the complex traits in eukaryotes, Molecular evolution and taxonomy, Bioinformatics Educational philosophies, policies and methods in science
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