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Dr. Jagath Kasturiarachchi

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | Department of Education

Career Summary

Assistant Professor (04-2023 to now) SLIIT, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

Senior Lecturer-Higher Grade (12-2021 to 03-2023) SLIIT, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science (09-2021 to 11-2021) CINEC campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

Senior Scientist (01-2021 to 03-2021) Adaptimmune, Oxford, UK.

Senior Scientist (11-2017 to 12-2020) Oxford Gene Technology, Oxford, UK.

Senior Research Technician (03-2015 to 09-2017) Cancer Institute, University College London, UK.

Research Assistant (06-2009 to 09-2010) Queens Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Research Technician (04-2006 to 01-2009) Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, UK. (Absynth Biologics)

Demonstrator (06-2005 to 02-2006) University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Research Assistant (03-2002 to 08-2003) University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Demonstrator (03-2001 to 01-2002) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.




PhD in Molecular Microbiology, University of Edinburgh, UK.

MSc in Molecular Biology, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

BSc Honours in Plant Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.


  1. Edinburgh Global Overseas Research Scholarship for PhD (2010-2014) from the University of Edinburgh.
  2. Presidential Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in the UK (2003-2005) from the government of Sri Lanka.

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

Plant natural products and their health benefits.

To understand the fundamentals of Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases.



Ongoing Research

My Publications

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