Department of Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms. This area of study which is also called Biological Chemistry, in the medical curriculum, is devoted in the understanding of chemical processes, the substances involved, and their regulation, in living organisms such as human beings.   Whilst the processes occurring within a cell is studied under Cell Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry/Clinical Chemistry will discuss the chemical changes at the human body level.  Study of Nutrition will provide an insight into the chemical nature of nutrients, their role in the body and hoe they can be supplied to the human beings.  

Head of the Department

Dr. S Jeevathayaparan
BSc.(PDN), MSc.(Col), Ph.D (Col), M.I.Chem(SL), M.I. Biol(SL), Charted Chemist

The Department of Biochemistry is mainly involved in the teaching of Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry & Nutrition to Medical Undergraduates.

Academic Staff

Dr. S Jeevathayaparan

Senior Lecturer Grade I
BSc.(PDN), MSc.(Col), Ph.D (Col), M.I.Chem(SL), M.I. Biol(SL), Charted Chemist

Dr. D N Kekulandara

Senior Lecturer Grade II
BSc (Hons) Chemistry (Peradeniya),PhD in Biochemistry (Wayne State, USA),Postdoctoral fellow ( School of Medicine, Wayne State, USA)

Dr. N S Thilakarathne Muthunayake

Senior Lecturer Grade II BSc (Hons) Chemistry (Kelaniya), PhD in Biochemistry (Wayne State, USA)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State, USA)

Non-Academic Staff

Mr. KMPMNK Mahapathirana

Technical Officer Gr. II
Bsc. in Business Administration (SJP)

Ms. HMNK Herath

Lab Attendant
Bachelor of Labour Education Degree (BLE) (Col)

Ms. IMRH Siriwardena

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