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Academic Staff


Prof(Mrs). Niranjana Rodney Fernando
Ph.D (TNAU), M.Phil (UPDN), B.Sc. Agric. (Hons) (EUSL)
Professor in Agricultural Entomology
Research Interest: Entomology, Pest management,Bio-control or Bio pesticides,Pesticide residues

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Dr. Kandeeparoopan Prasannath
Ph.D. (UQ, Australia), M.Phil. (UPDN, SL), B.Sc. Agric. (Hons) (EUSL)
Senior Lecturer Gr. I
Research Interest: Molecular plant pathology, Fungal taxonomy, Plant disease management, Plant defense-related enzymes


Dr. T.M.S. Asanka Tennakoon
Ph.D. (Ruhuna, Sri Lanka), B.Sc. Agric. (Hons) (Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)
Senior Lecturer Gr. II
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Research Interest: Plant Science, Plant Physiology, Plant Speciation and Adaptation, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Population Genetics, Plant Breeding,  Agriculture

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Mrs Nishanthi Vathshalyan
(On Study Leave – Pursuing Ph.D at University of Sydney, Australia )
M. Sc. Biotechnology (UPDN), PGCert. Applications and Techniques
in Molecular microbiology (UPDN), B. Sc. Agriculture (EUSL)
Lecturer (Probationary)
Research Interest: Utilization of Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in Agriculture, The role of Mycorrhizae fungi in Agriculture, Antimicrobial activities of locally available plant extracts, Management of Plant-parasitic nematodes, Management of Anthracnose in Fruits
Ganeshamoorthy Hariharan

Mr Ganeshamoorthy Hariharan
M. Sc. Biotechnology (UPDN), PGCert. Applications and Techniques in Molecular microbiology (UPDN),
Lecturer (Probationary)
B. Sc. (Hons). Agriculture (EUSL), PQHRM, CCHRM, (CIPM), SL.
Research Interest: PCR optimization and DNA barcoding of agricultural crops, Molecular diagnosis of plant pest and diseases, Management of plant-parasitic nematodes, Molecular approaches in plant disease management, Biotic and abiotic stresses and metabolomics in plants


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