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  • Madumani Amararathna, MPhil, BSc Agricultural Sciences (Specialized in Horticulture)

Supervisor:

Dr. H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe

Program of Study:

MSc in Agriculture

Project Title:

Chemopreventive and cytotoxic properties of haskap polyphenols using experimental models of lung cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2015
  • International Graduate Student Scholarship, 2014
  • Gordon B. Kinsman Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2014

Career Aspirations:

As a scientist in cancer-preventive research, I would like to expand my knowledge on cancer preventive ability and mechanisms of dietary polyphenols, and attempt to develop and assess novel polyphenols-rich healthy food products.

Location:

Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University

Publications:

Amararatna DIM, Weerakkody WAP and Jayakody JALP. Bioactive properties of fruit juice of pomegranate (Punica granatum) grown in dry regions of Sri Lanka. 2012 Tropical Agriculture, Vol. 4

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