N.k. Rachitha Dilhani Wickramasinghe
The Open University of Sri Lanka
I completed my first degree (B Sc) with a first class from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2005). I started my industrial carrier as a Microbiologist and served 02 years by developing Microbiology laboratory, SOPs and HACCP system for a leading food company in Sri Lanka. I hold M Sc in Celluler and Molecular Immunology (University of Colombo, 2010). I developed quantitative Nitro Blue Tetrazonium (NBT) assay to identify defects in neutrophils while identifying the effect of Ixora coccinea in human neutrophil functions during my M Sc.
Modulation of human neutrophil functions by Aqueous and Methanolic Leaf Extracts
Madahavi P, Wickramasinghe NKRD (2014) Study on thermoregulation of neonates in Sri Lanka European Journal of applied Science and Technology 1: 55-65.
Wickramasinghe NKRD, Kumara RR (2014) Inhibition of phagocytic and intracellular killing activity of human neutrophils by aqueous and methanolic leaf extracts of Ixora coccinea Journal of Ethnopharmacology 153: 900–907.
Wickramasinghe NKRD, Handunnetti SM (2016) Role of Human Neutrophils in Inflammation and its Modulation by Ixora coccinea Research and Reviews Journal of Immunology 6: 32–48.