dr-s.d. senaratne

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  S.D. Senaratne

Dr. S.D. Senaratne

Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Parasitology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758681     
E-mail : sujai@sjp.ac.lk, sujaisenarathna@yahoo.com


 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


  • MD (Medical Parasitology), 2022
    Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
     
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Microbiology, 2017
    Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
     
  • Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
     
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Second Class Honours, 2010
    Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

 

 

PAST WORKING EXPERIENCE


  • MEDICAL OFFICER
    01.03.2012 to 31.03.2014
    National Transport Medical Institute
     
  • INTERN MEDICAL OFFICER (Surgery)
    07.08.2011 to 06.02.2012
    National Hospital of Sri Lanka
     
  • INTERN MEDICAL OFFICER (Medicine)
    07.02.2011 to 06.08.2011
    National Institute of Infectious Diseases - Sri Lanka

 

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE IN CURRENT POSITION


  • 8 years' experience in teaching and supervision of undergraduates in MBBS, BSc. Human Biology, BSc. Nursing, and BSc. Medical Laboratory Sciences degree programmes.
  • Training and supervision of laboratory staff at Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Provision of laboratory diagnostic services for the patients with parasitic diseases prevalent in Sri Lanka.

 

 

SPECIAL TRAINING OBTAINED


  • Technology transfer workshop on "Immunohistochemistry and Fluorescent in situ hybridization" from 16th to 27th April 2018 at the Centre for Immunology and Infection, University of York, United Kingdom.
  • Workshop on "A clinical score for cutaneous lesions of Leishmaniases" on 9th March 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Trainer: Dr. Alison Layton (Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Hull and York Medical School, United Kingdom)
  • Technology transfer workshop on "Introduction of Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay Based Mobile Suitcase Laboratory to Sri Lanka through Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis". 22nd to 28th March 2017 at Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Sri Lanka. Trainer: Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed (University of Gottengen, Germany, Consultant at the TDR-WHO)
  • Distance learning course on "Eukaryotic Pathogen Data Base Usage" 8th to 10th September 2015 at Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Sri Lanka. Trainer: Omar Harb (Director-EuPathDB, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

 

 

OTHER TRAINING WORKSHOPS OF IMPORTANCE


  • Workshop on "Professionalism & Ethics in Medical Practice" on 12th, 13th, 19th, & 22nd January 2019, held at Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Completed "Short Course on Research Methodology" from 25th February to 2nd March 2019 held at Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Certificate Course on "Introduction to SPSS for Statistical Analysis" 5th to 19th July 2014 at National Centre for Advanced Studies, Sri Lanka.
  • Workshop on "Current Trends in Medical Education" 22nd April to 3rd November 2014 at Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Sri Lanka.

 

 

REGISTRATION IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES


  • Full registration with Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) in 2012
  • Member of Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) 2015 to date
  • Member of Forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationists (FOSME) 2015 to date
  • Member of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists (SLCM) 2016 to date

 

 

NETWORK MEMBERSHIP


A team member in LeishPathNet which is a global pathology network supporting research on leishmaniasis based on University of York, United Kingdom.

https://leishpathnet.org/teams/usj/

 

 

RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS


ABSTRACTS

  • Senaratne S, Layton AM, Somaratne V, Paul M. Kaye, Kahawita I, Wickremasinghe R, Ranasinghe S. Patient perspectives of having cutaneous leishmaniasis and treatment with intralesional sodium stibogluconate. Poster presentation (PP1) at MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences 2022.
  • Gunaratne G, Ranasinghe S, Manamperi A, Pathirana N, Hasantha KP, Wickremasinghe R, De Silva N, Sooriyarachchi M, Senaratne S, Banneheka H, Abeynayake J, Refai W, Mallawarachchi CH, Sudarshani M, Mondal D, Hansen S, El Wahed A (2017). Rapid extraction and detection of Leishmania donavani DNA from skin lesions of suspected cases in Sri Lanka. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Baltimore, USA. (LB5116)
  • Gayani De Silva ; Renu Wickremasinghe ; Vijani Somaratne ; Sujai Senaratne ; Manuja Vipuladasa ; Shalindra Ranasinghe. Validation of an antigen detection rapid diagnostic test kit to diagnose Sri Lankan cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani. Poster presentation at 6th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, Palacio decongresos El Greco, Toledo, 2017.
  • L D G G De Silva, V Somarathne, S Senarathne, M Vipuladasa, S N Kahatapitiya, D D S De Silva, I D J C Dissanayake, S Ranasinghe and R Wickremasinghe Analysis of clinical features with microscopy of cutaneous leishmaniasis suspected patients attending the dermatology clinic at General Hospital Hambantota. Open University Research Sessions 2016 Proceedings; page 69
  • L D G G De Silva, V Somarathne, S Senarathne, M Vipuladasa, S Ranasinghe and R Wickremasinghe Diagnosis of suspected cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions with rapid diagnostic test and slit skin smear: a comparative study Sri Lanka. Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Proceedings of the 72nd Annual Sessions 2016 Part1; Abstracts; page 2.
  • de Silva G, Somarathne V, Senarathne S, Vipuladasa M, Premachandra J, Munasinghe H, Munasinghe C, Ranasinghe S, Wickremasinghe R Use of a rapid diagnostic test to detect cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Scientific sessions 2015; Abstracts PP11

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Dey N S., Senaratne S, Somaratne V, Madarasinghe N P, Seneviratne B, Forrester S, de Oca M M, Reis L C, Moulik S, Walrad P B, Chatterjee M, Goto H, Wickremasinghe R, Lagos D, Kaye P M, Ranasinghe S. (2021) Early reduction in PD-L1 expression predicts faster treatment response in human cutaneous leishmaniasis. Journal of Clinical Investigations 2021;131(22):e142765. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI142765
  • De Silva G, Somaratne V, Senaratne S, Vipuladasa M, Wickremasinghe R, Wickremasinghe R, et al. (2017) Efficacy of a new rapid diagnostic test kit to diagnose Sri Lankan cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0187024. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187024

 

DISSERTATION

"High Resolution Phenotyping of the Healing Process of Sri Lankan Cutaneous Leishmaniasis" 2022 at Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

 

RESEARCH AWARDS


Research Awards 2017 from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka for scientific publications

Best Poster Presentation in the category of "Infectious Diseases and Miscellaneous" at the MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences 2022.