Wasana Sumanasekera, Ph.D

Administration - Faculty

Wasana Sumanasekera, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. in Molecular Toxicology

University of Kentucky
M.S. in Toxicology

Eastern Kentucky University
M.S. in Biological Sciences

University of Colombo - Sri Lanka
B.S. in Zoology & Chemistry

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
American Heart Association Fellowship

Institute of Molecular Cardiology, Louisville, KY
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Fields of Interest:
Pharmacotherapy, Drug Design, Cardiovascular Research, and Environmental Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanotechnology

Contact information:
Office Phone: 502-413-8954
Office Fax: 502-515-4669
Email: wsumanasekera@sullivan.edu 


Dr. Sumanasekera obtained her Ph.D. (2003) in Molecular Toxicology from Pennsylvania State University. She earned her M.S. Degrees in Toxicology (2000), and in Biological Sciences (1997) from University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University respectively. She obtained her B.S. in Zoology & Chemistry from University of Colombo, Sri-Lanka in 1991. Dr. Sumanasekera has completed her American Heart Association post doctoral fellowship (2003-2006) in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Louisville (UofL). She also worked as a Visiting Professor at Bellarmine University in 2007. Dr. Sumanasekera most recently was employed at the University of Louisville in the Dept. of Biology as an Adjunct Professor and in the Institute of Molecular Cardiology as a Research Associate. She has published about 50 articles and abstracts, Book chapters, and Book reviews among which she is the first author of about 40. During her career at Sullivan University Dr. Sumanasekera has completed numerous research projects and presented her research in many scientific conferences. She is a co-author of a US patent, which is awarded in 2012.

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Research, Environmental Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical applications of Nanotechnology.

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