Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Investigation of immunological bases of infectious diseases in order to develop preventive and therapeutic strategies.
My current research interest is on T cell Immunology, in which I am investigating the role of SARS-CoV2 specific T cells in COVID 19 vaccination and breakthrough infection. The research will focus on investigating protective T cell responses and other T cell responses which results immunopathogenesis during SARS-CoV2 infection. The association between mild disease and T cell responses could support in understanding of protective immunity for COVID—19 and this could be useful in future COVID-19 Vaccine design.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic my research was focused on Dengue infection. I was interested in determining the role of dengue NS1 and NS1 antibodies in the pathogenesis of Dengue infection.
Comparison of the immunogenicity of five COVID-19 vaccines in Sri Lanka.
Jeewandara C. et al, (2022), Immunology, 167, 263 - 274
Kinetics of immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 proteins in individuals with varying severity of infection and following a single dose of the AZD1222
Jayathilaka D. et al, (2022), Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 208, 323 - 331
Kinetics of immune responses to the AZD1222/Covishield vaccine with varying dose intervals in Sri Lankan individuals
Jeewandara C. et al, (2022), Immunity, Inflammation and Disease, 10
Sensitivity and specificity of two WHO approved SARS-CoV2 antigen assays in detecting patients with SARS-CoV2 infection.
Jeewandara C. et al, (2022), BMC infectious diseases, 22
Comparison of different sequencing techniques for identification of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern with multiplex real-time PCR.
Ranasinghe D. et al, (2022), PloS one, 17