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.
The Department of Biochemistry is mainly involved in the teaching of Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry & Nutrition to Medical Undergraduates.
Senior Lecturer Grade I BSc.(PDN), MSc.(Col), Ph.D (Col), M.I.Chem(SL), M.I. Biol(SL), Charted Chemist
Senior Lecturer Grade II BSc (Hons) Chemistry (Peradeniya),PhD in Biochemistry (Wayne State, USA),Postdoctoral fellow ( School of Medicine, Wayne State, USA)
Senior Lecturer Grade II BSc (Hons) Chemistry (Kelaniya), PhD in Biochemistry (Wayne State, USA)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State, USA)
Technical Officer Gr. II Bsc. in Business Administration (SJP)
Lab Attendant Bachelor of Labour Education Degree (BLE) (Col)