Home / Dr. Pahan Godakumbura


Senior Lecturer
B.Sc. (USJP), Ph.D. (Wayne State University , USA)

Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry

Undergraduate Teaching:
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• CHE 330 1.0 Chemistry of Biomolecules
• CHE 371 1.0 Biochemistry
• CHE 373 2.0 Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry
• CHE 460 1.0 Industrial Management

Research Interests:
• Research interest lies in the area of sensor development to detect small molecules/heavy metals in biological systems by coupling with protein conformational change and nanoparticles. Sensing mechanism can provide clues to the mechanism of inter domain communication in these signaling proteins. Uncovering the mechanistic base in these systems could provide valuable insights for the design of conformational drugs as well as elucidating the principle behind the switchable components in molecular systems. Additionally, my current research is also in line with identifying the potential ways of heavy metal and other toxic chemical contamination and accumulation in water, sediment, or food and their analysis.

Selected Publications:


Contact Information

  • Personal Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Telephone number: +94 112 758467
  • E-mail address: pahanig@gmail.com