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Professor Rupika Subashini Rajakaruna (Amarakoon)
 
Office Address : 

Department of Zoology,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),

Sri Lanka.

Email :
   rupikar@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone : 
   +9481- 239 4470 +94 81 239 (4481)
Personal Website :  
 

Educational /ProfessionalQualifications :

  • Ph.D. in Marine Biology. Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (2003)
  • M.Phil. Molecular Parasitology. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1997)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology. University of Peradeniya (1994)
  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • President: Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya (AAUP).
  • Head, Department of Zoology, University of Peradeniya
  • Member: Committee on Sexual and Gender-based Harassment and Violence, UoP.
  • Chairperson: Board of Study in Zoological Sciences, Postgraduate Institute of Science, UoP.
  • Member: Board of Discipline, UoP.
  • Faculty Coordinator: International Research Centre (InRc), UoP.
  • Deputy Proctor: Faculty of Science, UoP.
  • Member: Physical Education and Sports Advisory Committee of the UoP.
  • Warden: Ramanathan Hall, UoP.
  • Deputy Coordinator: IRQUE World Bank Faculty of Science.
  • Coordinator: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Project, Faculty of Science, UoP.
  • Membership & Awards (Selected):

  • President's Awards for Research (2011, 2010 & 2008)
  • National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Publications (2013)
  • Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, Young Scientists Forum, NASTEC (2010)
  • Fellow of the Graduate School, Memorial University of Newfoundland (2002)
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Doctoral Scholarship (1998)
  • British Herpetology Society
  • Allergy and Immunology Society of Sri Lanka
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (American Zoologist)
  • Animal Behaviour Society
  • Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

  • Sea turtle conservation, biology and genetics
  • Disease ecology of amphibians: effects of biocides and parasites
  • Parasitology: Ticks and tick borne diseases borne diseases; malaria, gastrointestinal parasites
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