Prasangi Rajapaksha

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  • TA (General Chemistry, Biochemistry)
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Chemistry
Rm: 236, Chemistry -Physics Building
Research Interests:
Education

MS, Regeneraive Bioscience, University of Georgia, GA-USA

BSc. (SP) Molecular Biology and Biotechnology; University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

 

Awards and Memberships

Max Steckler Fellowship-2018

Travel Scholarship by Oregon State University to Attend Genetic Code Expansion Workshop 2018

Fast Start Award- Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky- 2017

Award for Academic Excellence- 2014, Univeristy of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

 

Member of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Selected Publications: 

Thokkadam, Alina M., Prasangi Rajapaksha, Yu-Ming Tu, Manish Kumar, and Yinan Wei. "Purification of an Engineered Membrane Protein FhuA for Size-Dependent Separation." Biophysical Journal 116, no. 3 (2019): 346a.https://www.cell.com/biophysj/pdf/S0006-3495(18)33148-5.pdf

Wagh, Priyesh, Xinyi Zhang, Ryan Blood, Peter M. Kekenes-Huskey, Prasangi Rajapaksha, Yinan Wei, and Isabel C. Escobar. "Increasing Salt Rejection of Polybenzimidazole Nanofiltration Membranes via the Addition of Immobilized and Aligned Aquaporins." Processes 7, no. 2 (2019): 76.

Wang, Zhaoshuai, Wei Lu, Prasangi Rajapaksha, Thomas Wilkop, Yuguang Cai, and Yinan Wei. "Comparison of in vitro and in vivo oligomeric states of a wild type and mutant trimeric inner membrane multidrug transporter." Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports 16 (2018): 122-129

Liu, Hong-Xiang, Prasangi Rajapaksha, Zhonghou Wang, Naomi E. Kramer, and Brett J. Marshall. "An Update on the Sense of Taste in Chickens: A Better Developed System than Previously Appreciated." Journal of nutrition & food sciences 8, no. 2 (2018)

Rajapaksha, Prasangi, Zhonghou Wang, Nandakumar Venkatesan, Kayvan F. Tehrani, Jason Payne, Raymond L. Swetenburg, Fuminori Kawabata et al. "Labeling and analysis of chicken taste buds using molecular markers in oral epithelial sheets." Scientific Reports 6 (2016). http://www.nature.com/articles/srep37247

Venkatesan, Nandakumar, Prasangi Rajapaksha, Jason Payne, Forrest Goodfellow, Zhonghou Wang, Fuminori Kawabata, Shoji Tabata, Steven Stice, Robert Beckstead, and Hong-Xiang Liu. "Distribution of α-Gustducin and Vimentin in premature and mature taste buds in chickens." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 479, no. 2 (2016): 305-311.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X16315248

 

 

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