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Prof. L.D.C. Peiris

B.Sc.(Colombo), Ph.D (UK)
Professor 
dinithi@sci.sjp.ac.lk
Research Interests: Pharmacognosy therapy including cancer research, anti-inflammatory, diabetes, antimicrobial, etc. Molecular mechanisms and pathways, Proteomics, Toxicology
Infertility.

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Qualifications:

  • Ph. D., University of Sheffield, UK (Molecular Biology, invitro fertilization and toxicology)
  • B. Sc. (Special) degree in Zoology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Diploma in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Genetech, Colombo
  • Project management, Langara College, Vancouver, Canada
  • Diploma in child psychology

Special Achievements/Awards:

  • Top reviewer in Publons’ global Peer Review Awards   2018, 2017 Awarded to top 1% of peer reviewers
  • 2021- Silver medal 2021 – young innovator award for our project on the isolation of novel compound from marine brown alga: Chnoospora minima
  • 2021-Outstanding Scientist Award for Women- International Scientist on Engineering, Science, & Medicine. Chennai, India
  • 2020- A prize for the best paper published in the journal 2020 This was awarded by the journal to only one paper published in Gender & Genome in 2019
  • 2019 – UJP Research Awards for Science Citation indexed journal publications
  • 2018- UJP Research Awards for Science Citation indexed journal publications
  • 2017- UJP Research Awards for Science Citation indexed journal publications
  • 2017- Presidential awards for Scientific Publications
  • 2017- USJP Research Awards for Science Citation indexed journal publication
  • 2016- USJP Research Awards for Science Citation indexed journal publication
  • 2015- USJP Research Awards for Science Citation indexed journal publication
  • 2010- MITACS Accelerate Internship competitive award given by University of British Columbia for an outstanding post-doctoral fellow
  • 2005- Best Poster award, GIDRU conference, Banff, Canada.
  • 2017- Travel awarded by Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • 2015- Travel award- National Science Foundation to present research findings in Dubai, UAE
  • 2010- Travel award – Auto 21, Canada
  • 2006- Travel award – GIDRU, Queens, University Canada
  • 3003- Travel award – Sweden International Development cooperation Agency, Sweden
  • 1992- Keerithisinghe Memorial Award for the Best Student in Zoology, University of Colombo

Scholarships / Fellowships:

  • 2008- AUTO-21 Network of Centers of Excellence, Fellowship, Auto-21 Network of Centers of Excellence, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2004- GIDRU Fellowship for Physiology Research, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
  • 1995- Open Commonwealth Scholarship,The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK

Administrative experience:

  • Quality assurance cell coordinator – Faculty of Applied Sciences, USJP
  • Student Councillor – Faculty of Applied Sciences, USJP
  • Coordinator – Whiplash Prevention Campaign funded by AUTO 21 and University of British Columbia
  • Past MSc coordinator – Environmental Science – Dept. of Zoology, University of Colombo

Research Interests:

  • Herbal medicine / alternative therapy including cancer research, anti-inflammatory, diabetes, antimicrobial, etc.
  • Molecular mechanisms and pathways
  • Toxicology
  • Infertility

Research projects:

  • Regulation of secretion of BMP-2 and the BMP antagonist Noggin by Calcium-Sensing.
  • Receptor (CaSR) in colonic myofibroblasts. (2005-2006)- Funded by Dairy Framers of Canada. Gastro-intestinal Research unit, Dept. of Physiology, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
  • Ihh; a new and potent agonist against Calcium-Sensing Receptor (2004-2006)- Funded by GIDRU Training Grant. Gastro-intestinal Division, Hotel Deu Hospital, Ontario, Canada
  • An investigation of habitat and species relationships in aquatic environments at Bundala National Park (2000 – 2002) -Funded by university Grant Commission, Sri Lanka.

Collaborative Research Projects:

  • DNA bar-coding and Biomarker development of Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) found in Sri Lanka: Forensic and Taxonomical perspective. Collaborating with Faculty of Technology and University of Colombo
  • Development of efficient drug delivery system using polysaccharide based nanoparticles from Sri Lankan Marine Algae for anti- cancer therapy. Collaborating with ITI, SLINTEC, UK, Saudi Arabia – ongoing
  • Anticancer, antidiabetic, immunomodulatory effects and molecular characterization of compounds isolated from selected marine algae from Sri Lanka. Collaborating with ITI, SLINTEC, UK, Saudi Arabia- ongoing
  • Evaluation of anticancer and antiproliferative activities of aqueous leaf extract and fractionated compounds of ethnomedically important plant Passiflora subersoa L. using different cancer cell lines –Collaborating with SLINTEC, UK, and University of Colombo. ongoing
  • Phytochemical screening and oral hypoglycaemic activity of aqueous leaf extraction of Nyctanthus arbor-tristis. on humans (clinical trial) – Collaborating with Ayurveda faculty. ongoing
  • Anti diabetic effects of Passiflora suberosa. Clinical human trial collaborating with Ayurveda Faculty, University of Colombo
  • Characterization of Molecular biomarkers of the earthworms inhabiting in cadmium contaminated soils of Sri Lanka. –Celebrating with University of Ruhuna, and University of Colombo. ongoing
  • Reducing whiplash injury from rear end impacts (2010-2011) – Collaborated with Faculty of Engineering, Paediatrics, Community Medicine. University of British Columbia.
  • Prevention: Reducing Occupant Injury in Rear-end Collisions (2008-2012)- Funded by AUTO-21 Network of Centers of Excellence, Ontario, Canada.
  • Mechanisms of sperm storage (2000-2004) Funded by National Research Council, Colombo, Sri Lanka. “Investigation of mechanism/s in mammalian sperm storage in the cauda epididymis”.
  • Determination of antimicrobial activities of Spilanthes paniculata L. plant extracts in controlling microbes on food contact surfaces and its mechanism of action. Collaborating with Food science and dept of Botany
  • A WGS derived genomic contig analysis of putative angiotensinogen Teleost Sebastes schlegelli a triage of in silico analysis, molecular cloning and response study to immune and injury challenges. Collaborating with Dept of Molecular biology, University of Peradeniya, and University of Colombo
  • SLAAS award for the project best undergraduate project supervised for The project titled “Phytochemistry, antioxidant, cytotoxicity, antimicrobial and antidiabetic activities of methanol and aqueous root bark extracts of Plumbago indica L.2015- UJP Research Awards for Science Citation indexed journal publications

Administrative Expereinces:

  • Council Member, IOB – 2020-2021
  • Senior Treasurer, Institute of Biology- 2018
  • President, SLAAS section D – 2018- to date
  •  Faculty co-ordinator,Quality assurance cell – 2018
  • Dept. of Zoology Biology Coordinator, Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Applied Sciences – 2017
  • Council Member, Institute of Biology- 2017
  • Vice President, SLAAS section D – 2017
  • Co-Chairman, 2nd International Conference on Bioscience & biotechnology conference 2017 (held in March 9 & 10) – Taj Samudra Colombo- 2017
  • Secretary, SLAAS Ethics Committee – 2017
  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura – 2015
  • Secretary, SLAAS section D – 2016
  • Advisory Board Member, Scientific Society of Advance Research & Social Change – 2016
  • Session chairs in many international/national conferences – 2015,2016,2017,2018
  • Rapporteur, SLAAS section D – 2015

Research publications:

2021

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Keshala, Kasuni K; Bandara, AMPW; Padumadasa, Chayanika; Peiris, LDC

Antioxidant and Anti-proliferative Activities of Smilax Zeylanica Root and Rhizome Extract against Liver Carcinoma Cells Journal Article

Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 27 (2), pp. 188–199, 2021.

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Gunathilaka, Thilina; Keertihirathna, Lakshika Rangee; Peiris, LDC

Advanced Pharmacological Uses of Marine Algae as an Anti-Diabetic Therapy Incollection

Pharmacognosy-Medicinal Plants, IntechOpen, 2021.

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Samarakoon, KW; Jayasooriya, RGPT; Ranasinghe, P; Peiris, LDC

Inhibition of cell proliferation in leukemia cancer cells by mediating caspase-3 apoptosis from Thebu leaf, Costus speciosus (Koen.) Sm. Journal Article

2021.

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Keshala, Kasuni K; Bandara, AMPW; Padumadasa, Chayanika; Peiris, LDC

Bioactivities and GC-MS profiling of Malewana Madhumeha Choorna polyherbal hot infusion Journal Article

South African Journal of Botany, 140 , pp. 194–203, 2021.

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Uthpala, TGG; Munasinghe, HH; Peiris, LDC; Navaratne, SB

Evaluation of antimicrobial potential and phytochemicals in Acmella (A. oleracea) flower pod extracts subjected to different drying techniques Journal Article

Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, pp. e15570, 2021.

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2020

55.

Chathuranga, TTD; Peiris, LDC

Investigation of erythrocyte cholinesterase inhibition and liver toxicity by artificial fruit ripener Ethereal in vivo Journal Article

2020.

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54.

Kudavidanage, Enoka P; Dissanayake, DMI; Keerthirathna, WL; Nishshanke, N; Peiris, Dinithi L C

Commercial Formulation of Chlorpyrifos Alters Neurological Behaviors and Fertility Journal Article

Biology, 9 (3), pp. 49, 2020.

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53.

Gunathilaka, Thilina L; Samarakoon, Kalpa; Ranasinghe, Pathmasiri; Peiris, Dinithi L C

Antidiabetic Potential of Marine Brown Algae—a Mini Review Journal Article

Journal of Diabetes Research, 2020 , 2020.

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Dissanayake, DMIH; Perera, DDBD; Keerthirathna, LR; Heendeniya, Saumya; Anderson, Raymond J; Williams, David E; Peiris, Dinithi L C

Antimicrobial activity of Plumbago indica and ligand screening of plumbagin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Journal Article

Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, pp. 1–12, 2020.

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Heendeniya, Saumya Nishange; Keerthirathna, Lakshika; Manawadu, Chamalika Kanthini; Dissanayake, Indeewarie Hemamali; Ali, Rizwan; Mashhour, Abdullah; Alzahrani, Hajar; Godakumbura, Pahan; Boudjelal, Mohamed; Peiris, Dinithi Champika; others,

Therapeutic Efficacy of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Flowers to Inhibit Proliferation of Acute and Chronic Primary Human Leukemia Cells, with Adipocyte Differentiation and in Silico Analysis of Interactions between Survivin Protein and Selected Secondary Metabolites Journal Article

Biomolecules, 10 (2), pp. 165, 2020.

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2019

50.

Chathuranga, TTD; Peiris, LDC

Chronic (90 days) oral toxicity assessment of ethephon, a commercially available fruit ripener in male wistar rats Journal Article

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 6 (3), pp. 117–120, 2019.

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49.

Jayasinghe, SC; Manawadu, MCK; Samarakoon, KW; Ranasinghe, P; Peiris, LDC

In Vitro Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Polysaccharide Fraction of Green Seaweed Codium fragile Extract (Suringar, 1867) Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium, 2019.

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48.

Dissanayake, DMIH; Perera, DDBD; Peiris, LDC

Molecular Docking Studies of Plumbagin From Root Bark of Plumbago Indica L. Against Staphylococcus Aureus Journal Article

Against Staphylococcus Aureus (December 3, 2019), 2019.

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Perera, DDBD; Keerthirathna, WLR; Peiris, LDC

An Evolutionary Conserved Ethephon Binding Site Bridges the Gap Between Human and Rat Acetylcholinesterase Journal Article

Available at SSRN 3498076, 2019.

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46.

Gunathilaka, MDTL; Dissanayake, DMIH; Ranasinghe, P; Samarakoon, KW; Peiris, LDC

Characterization of Bioactive Compounds From Marine Red Algae Gracillaria Edulis Journal Article

Available at SSRN 3497293, 2019.

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Gunathilaka, MDTL; Keerthirathna, WLR; Ranasinghe, P; Samarakoon, KW; Peiris, LDC

Phytochemical Profile of Main Antioxidants in Different Fractions of Chnoospora Minima and Gracillaria Edulis Journal Article

Available at SSRN 3497395, 2019.

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Gunathilaka, MDTL; Keerthirathna, WLR; Samarakoon, KW; Ranasinghe, P; Peiris, LDC

GC-MS Profiling of Bioactive Compounds Inphenolic Extract of Chnoospora minima (Hering 1841) Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium, 2019.

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43.

Keerthirathna, WLR; Samarakoon, KW; Ranasinghe, P; Peiris, LDC

Estimation of Total Carbohydrate Content in Aqueous Extract of Sri Lankan Marine Algae Chnoospora minima Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium, 2019.

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42.

Fernando, CS; Peiris, LDC

In-vitro antioxidant and, anti-inflammatory activities of commercially available Atapanguwa Inproceedings

ATBC-ASIA PACIFIC CHAPTER MEETING - 2019, SRI LANKA, pp. 203, 2019.

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Dissanayake, DMIH; Keerthirathna, WLR; Peiris, Dinithi L C

Male Infertility Problem: A Contemporary Review on Present Status and Future Perspective Journal Article

Gender and the Genome, 3 , pp. 2470289719868240, 2019.

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Peiris, Dinithi L C; Chathu, Prathitha; Perera, D D B D; Moore, Harry D

1,3-Dinitrobenze-Induced Genotoxicity Through Altering Nuclear Integrity of Diploid and Polyploidy Germ Cells Journal Article

Dose-Response, 2019 , pp. 1–11, 2019.

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Gunathilaka, Thilina L; Samarakoon, Kalpa W; Ranasinghe, P; Peiris, Dinithi L C

In-Vitro Antioxidant, Hypoglycemic Activity, and Identification of Bioactive Compounds in Phenol-Rich Extract from the Marine Red Algae Gracilaria edulis (Gmelin) Silva Journal Article

Molecules, 24 (20), pp. 3708, 2019.

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2018

38.

Sudasinghe, Hasani Prabodha; Peiris, Dinithi C

Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activity of aqueous leaf extract of Passiflora suberosa L Journal Article

PeerJ, 6 , pp. e4389, 2018.

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Bandara, Kumudu RV; Padumadasa, Chayanika; Peiris, Dinithi C

Potent antibacterial, antioxidant and toxic activities of extracts from Passiflora suberosa L. leaves Journal Article

PeerJ, 6 , pp. e4804, 2018.

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Wickramasinghe, WTHC; Peiris, LDC; Padumadasa, C

Chemical and biological studies of value-added cinnamon products in the Sri Lankan market Journal Article

2018.

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Dissanayake, DMIH; Peiris, LDC

Phytochemical Analysis and Anti--Oxidant Activity of Plumbago Indica L. Root Bark Journal Article

2018.

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Gunathilaka, MDTL; Samarakoon, KW; Ranasinge, P; Peiris, LDC

In-vitro Antidiabetic Properties of Methanol Extract and Its Fractions of Sri Lankan Marine Red algae Gracillaria edulis (Gmelin) Silva Journal Article

2018.

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33.

Chathurika, AGJ; Peiris, LDC

Evaluation of Total Phenolic and Antioxidant Contents of Sulfated Polysaccharide from Chnoospora minima (Hering, 1856) Journal Article

2018.

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Uthpala, TGG; Munasighe, HH; Peiris, LDC; Navarathne, MGSB N M

Phytochemical screening and in vitro antimicrobial analysis of Acmella operacea L. flower pod extracts exposed to different drying techniques Inproceedings

4th AFSA International Conference on Food safety and food security., 2018.

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31.

Dissanayake, DMIH; Karunathilaka, DGKJK; Peiris, LDC

Cytotoxic activity of aqueous and methanol root bark extracts of Plumbago indica against HeLa cancer cell line Journal Article

2018.

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Keerthirathne, WLR; Perera, DDBD; Dissanayake, DMIH; Peiris, LDC

Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic properties of hot infusion from Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.(Night Jasmin) in adults: phase I clinical trial Journal Article

2018.

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29.

Manawadu, MCK; Keerthirathne, WLR; Peiris, LDC

The anti-proliferative effect of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L. flower extract on human primary and cancer cell lines Journal Article

2018.

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2017

28.

Dhanushka, MA; Peiris, Dinithi L; others,

Cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of acephate on human sperm Journal Article

Journal of toxicology, 2017 , 2017.

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27.

Peiris, Dinithi C; Dhanushka, Thamali

Low doses of chlorpyrifos interfere with spermatogenesis of rats through Journal Article

2017.

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Uthpala, TGG; Munasinghe, HH; Peiris, LDC; Navaratne, NNMGSB

Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of flower pod extracts from spilanthes paniculata L. Journal Article

2017.

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Peiris, D C; Dhanushka, T

Low doses of chlorpyrifos interfere with spermatogenesis of rats through reduction of sex hormones Journal Article

Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 24 (26), pp. 20859–20867, 2017.

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Bandara, RVK; Padumadsa, C; Peiris, Dinithi L C

Biological Evaluations of Different Extracts from Passiflora Suberosa L. Leaves Journal Article

2017.

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23.

Nanayakkara, GPVCN; Padumadasa, C; Peiris, DC

Hypoglycemic Effects of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L Flower Extract in vitro Journal Article

2017.

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Nanayakkara, GPVCN; Padumadasa, C; Peiris, DC

In-Vitro antidiabetic activities of nyctanthes arbor-tristis L flower extract and its fractions Journal Article

2017.

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21.

Malge, N; Peiris, DC

Antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of smilax zeylanica L.(Family: Smilacea) root rhizomes Journal Article

2017.

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20.

Dhanushika, N; Peiris, D

Investigation of antimicrobial activities of methanol extract from nyctanthes arbortristis L flowers Journal Article

2017.

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2016

19.

Dayananda, Pavithra D; Peiris, Dinithi C

Toxic effects of Tebufenozoide on human sperm function in vitro Journal Article

2016.

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Jayathilake, TAHDG; Mallawaarachchi, MAGD; Silva, PMCS De; Peiris, LDC

Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Selected Cadmium Salts on Earthworm Eisenia andrei under Tropical Conditions Inproceedings

Proceedings of the International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2016~… 2016.

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Bandara, KRV; Padumadasa, C; Peiris, LDC

Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activity of Extracts from Passiflora suberosa L. Leaves Inproceedings

Proceedings of the International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2016~… 2016.

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Bandara, KRV; Padumadasa, C; Peiris, LDC

Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activities of Passiflora suberosa L. Leaf Extracts Inproceedings

Proceedings of the International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2016~… 2016.

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Nuwansiri, LSB; Abeysooriya, SR; Thilakarathne, MGTC; Pathirana, GKM; Peiris, LDC; Mirfaha, MAF; Uthyagowry, T; Thusitha, G; Rispana, MMF

SURVEY ON AWARENESS OF PATIENTS WERE SUFFERED WITH DIABETES MELLITUS, ABOUT ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL SYSTEMS IN UVA, NORTH CENTRAL PROVINCES AND MULLAITHIVU, MANNAR, KILLINOCHCHI DISTRICTS IN NORTHERN PROVINCE OF SRI LANKA Journal Article

International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 2016.

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Dayananda, Pavithra D; Peiris, Dinithi L C

Morphological and functional alterations of human spermatozoa after incubation with two organophosphorus insecticides Journal Article

Wulfenia Journal, 3 (10), pp. 105–113, 2016.

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Kudavidanage, Dinithi Peiris Enoka C P

EXPOSURE OF JUDO 40 ALTERS DNA INTEGRITY AND SPERM FUNCTION OF RAT AND HUMAN SPERMATOZOA Journal Article

EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 2 (9), pp. 11–19, 2016.

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Peiris, Dinithi

Bitter truth about fruits in the market Journal Article

2016.

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2015

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Peiris, Dinithi L; Dhanushka, MAT; Jayathilake, TAHDG; others,

Evaluation of aqueous leaf extract of Cardiospermum halicacabum (L.) on fertility of male rats Journal Article

BioMed research international, 2015 , 2015.

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Chaturanga, Dinithi Peiris TD L C

Exposure of male Wistar rats to commercially available ethrel: Short term, long term effects and recovery Journal Article

Journal of Clinical Toxicology, 2015 (5), pp. 3, 2015.

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Sudasinghe, SHAP; Peiris, Dinithi C

Hypoglycaemic effect of aqueous leaf extract of Passiflora suberosa L. in normal mice possible mechanisms of action Journal Article

Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science Proceedings of the 71st Annual Session part 1, At University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda,, 2015 , pp. 48, 2015.

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Peiris, Dinithi C

Natural Medicine as a Therapy for Renal Carcinoma: A Review Journal Article

2015.

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Sudasinghe, SAHP; Peiris, LDC

Effects of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Passiflora suberosa L. on Blood Glucose Levels of Male Mice Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium, pp. 16, 2015.

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Peiris, LDC

Herbals & Natural Remedies Journal Article

2015.

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Peiris, LDC

Possible Alternative Medicine for Diabetes Journal Article

2015.

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Rangika, B S; Dayananda, P D; Peiris, D C

Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activities of aqueous extract of flowers from Nycantus arbor-tristis L. in male mice Journal Article

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 15 (289), 2015.

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Peiris, Dinithi L C; Chathuranga, TTD

Exposure of Male Wistar Rats To Commercially Available Ethrel Short Term, Long Term Effects and Recovery Journal Article

2015.

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Peiris, Dinithi L C; Dhanushka, MAT; Jayathilake, TAHDG

Research Article Evaluation of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Cardiospermum halicacabum (L.) on Fertility of Male Rats Journal Article

2015.

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Peiris, Aravinda Kishan M; Liu, Shang-Yin Vanson; Kumara, Terney Pradeep; Ranatunga, RRMKP

Identify Species Composition of shark landing in Sri Lanka by DNA Barcoding Journal Article

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Postgraduate supervision:

  • PhD – Determination of antimicrobial activities of Spilanthes paniculata plant extracts in controlling microbes on food contact surfaces and its mechanism of action – Ongoing
  • PhD – anticancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic activities of selected marine algae- Ongoing
  • MSc- Gene cloning and expression of immune gene from rock fish – Ongoing
  • Mphil – Identification of Megascolax species from cadmium inhabiting soil and expression of metalathione gene in earthworms inhabiting different cadmium contaminated soils. – Ongoing
  • PhD- Anticancer activity of fractionated and isolated compounds of suberosa.-Ongoing
  • Mphil – Sperm Storage in the epididymis – Completed
  • Mphil – Environmental Relationships in Bundala National Park – Completed

Keynote speaker:

  •  LanBix2021 “Translational Bioinformatics in Precision Medicine”. 19th March 2021
  •  International Conference on Herbal remedies for boosting immunity and ameliorate stress in the present scenario. Organized by School of Pharmacy, Choukesy Group of Colleges,  Chhattisgarh, India. 17th January 2020.

Contribution to National Development (recent):

  • Elected Council member – Institute of Biology – 2017-2018
  • Keynote address at “International Conference on Recent Advances for Quality – 2017 Enhancement in Science & Technology” at Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Punjab, India
  • A/L Animal Physiology seminar – For year 12 and 13 Biology students at 2017 Ananda College, Colombo 10 on March 29th
  • Co-chair address on Molecular biology for innovative knowledge – 2017
  • President elect, SLAAS Section D – 2017
  • Secretary SLAAS – Ethics Committee – 2017
  • Organized a workshop on Bioinformatics and System Biology at Faculty of 2017 Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura with foreign collaboration
  • CO/Chair at 2nd International Conference on Bioscience & Biotechnology – 2017
  • Secretary, SLAAS Section D-  2016
  • Biology A/L seminar for A/L students in Ampara, Colombo, Kandy, Batticaloa districts 2016
  • Reporter, SLAAS Section D – 2015
  • Conducted a workshop for Alumni association of Peradeniya University 2015 (Colombo Chapter)
  • Conducted a workshop on “Practical aspects of Animal Diversity for – 2015, 2017 Kollonnawa Balika Vidyalaya A/L Biology Students

* I have chaired many conference sessions at different local and international conferences.

News paper articles:

  1. Oral cancer- Sinhala featured article in “Vidusara” Science Magazine, Published by Upali Newspapers Ltd. 2016
  2. Bitter truth about fruits in the market – An English article featured in The Island News Paper Published by Upali Newspapers Lit. 5th October, 2015
  3. Oba Aharayata ganna palathuru pilibandawa dena gatha uthu dea. Sinhala featured article in “Vidusara” Science Magazine, published by Upali Newspapers Limited. September 16, 2015.
  4. Sepalika Mal Saraya Diyawediyawata Gunai – Miyan Esuren kala parikshanayakin sanatha karai” (Sepalika flowers as a remedy for diabetes – proved by an experiment conducted on Sepalika flowers). Sinhala featured article in “Vidusara” Science Magazine, published by Upali Newspapers Limited. January 21, 2015.
  5. Palibodaka Nashaka Minisage Saru Bawayata balapayda? (Will pesticides affect fertility of Man?)”– A Sinhala featured article in “Vidusara” Science Magazine, published by Upali News Papers Limited. March 18, 2015.

Editorial and Reviewer functions:

  • Journal of Toxicology and Industrial Health – 2017
  • Editor Proceedings for 2nd International conference on Bioscience & Biotechnology – 2017
  • British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research – 2015 to date
  • Journal of Applied Science International – 2015 to date
  • Blood research and Reviews – 2015 to date
  • Journal of Biology and Nature -2015 to date
  • European Journal of Medicinal Plants -2015 to date
  • British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research -2015 to date

*I have reviewed many abstracts for different local conferences.

Text Books:

  • Natural medicine as a therapy for renal carcinoma: A review- Book chapter in Renal Cell Carcinoma (2016). SM Group of Publishing, DE, USA.
  • Reproductive health education: Biological aspect (2016)- Godage Brothers, Colombo 10 Laboratory manual in Comparative Anatomy (2015) – Sadeepa publishers, Colombo 08
  • Lab Manual in Physiology (2004). Department of Zoology, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • Fellow member – Scientific Society of Advanced Research and Social Change
  • Life Member, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
  • Member – Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), North America
  • Steering Committee Member; Whiplash Prevention Campaign, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Advisory Board Member; Scientific Society of Advance Research & Social Change, India
  • Life Member,  Young Scientist Forum, Sri Lanka
  • Life Member, Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka
  • Life Member – Sri Lanka Association for the advancement of science section D
  • Life Member, Society for the study of fertility, UK

(Last updated 18th May, 2021)