miss-wasundara fernando

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Miss.  Wasundara Fernando

Miss. Wasundara Fernando B.Sc.(Pharmacy), M.Sc.

Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Telephone - Office : +94 11 3182368     Mobile : +94 71 6876175
E-mail : wasufer@sjp.ac.lk

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RESEARCH INTEREST


 

Wasundara's RESEARCH INTEREST is continued in the field of Natural Product Chemistry and investigation of pharmacological activities of phytochemicals and their derivatives.

B.Sc. (Pharmacy): University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Thesis title: STUDY ON ANTINOCICEPTIVE ACTIVITY OF AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACT OF TETRACERA SARMENTOSA L. IN RATS

M.Sc.: Dalhousie University, Canada
Thesis title: EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID ACYLATED PHLORIDZIN FOR TREATING TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Canada
Area of Specialization: Cancer Biology

 

 

PUBLICATIONS


 

  • Fernando, W., Rupasinghe, H. P. V. and Hoskin, D. W. (2015). Regulation of Hypoxia-inducible Factor-1α and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Signaling by Plant Flavonoids. Mini-Rev. Med. Chem., 15, 479-489.
  • Fernando, W. and Rupasinghe, H.P.V. (2013). Anticancer Properties of Phytochemicals Present in Medicinal Plants of North America. In Kulka M. (Ed.) Using Old Solutions to New Problems - Natural Drug Discovery in the 21st Century. (pp. 159-180) InTech, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-51-1158-0.
  • Fernando, T.R.G.W., Ratnasooriya, W.D. and Deraniyagala, S.A. (2009). Antinociceptive activity of aqueous leaf extract of Tetracera sarmentosa L. in rats. Phcog Res. 1(6): 381-386.

 

 

RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS


 

  • Fernando, W., Hoskin, D. W. and Rupasinghe, H. P. V. (2014). PZ-DHA, a novel polyphenol fatty acid ester derivative is cytotoxic for breast cancer cells, TFRI ASM, May 7-9 2015, St, John’s, NL, Canada.
  • Fernando, W., Rupasinghe, H. P. V. and Hoskin, D. W. (2015). Caspase activation and ROS production is not involved in breast cancer cell death caused by apple peel polyphenols. Crossroads conference, Mar 27-28 2015, Halifax, NS, Canada.
  • Fernando, W., Hoskin, D. W. and Rupasinghe, H. P. V. (2014). Apple Peel Flavonoids Cause the Death of MDA-MB-231 Cells via a Reactive Oxygen Species-Independent Mechanism, 5th BHCRI Cancer Research Conference, Nov 3-4 2014, Halifax, NS, Canada.
  • Fernando, W., Hoskin, D. W. and Rupasinghe, H. P. V. (2014). Cytotoxic Efficacy of Docosahexaenoic Acid Acylated Phloridzin Against Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells, 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare, Oct 16-19 2014, Orlando, FL, USA.
  • Fernando, W., Hoskin, D.W. and Rupasinghe, H.P.V. Phloretin and apple peel flavonoids cause the death of triple-negative breast cancer cells via a reactive oxygen species-independent mechanism, 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), August 17-21, 2014, Montreal, Canada.
  • Fernando, W., Rupasinghe, H.P.V. and Hoskin, D.W., Anti-proliferative Activity of Phloridzin and Its Derivative in Breast Adenocarcinoma, Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC), November 3-6, 2013, Toronto, Canada.
  • Fernando, T.R.G.W. and Fernando, D.M.S., A Study of entry criteria and academic performance of B.Pharm. Undergraduates’ in 2012. Forum of Sri Lanka Medical Educationists (FOSME), August 10-11, 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Fernando, T.R.G.W. Deraniyagala, S.A. and Ratnasooriya, W.D., Study on Antinociceptive Activity of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Tetracera sarmentosa L. in rats. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS). December 2-6, 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Fernando, T.R.G.W. and De Silva, E.P., Microtubule Stabilizing Agents from Nature as Anticancer Drugs, Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL). August 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

 

AWARDS


 

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award of Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, Canada 2015-2017
  • Terry Fox Cancer Research Institute, Canada Travel Award 2015
  • CRTP Traineeship Award of Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute 2014-2015
  • CRTP Travel Award 2014
  • First place in oral presentations of Graduate Research Day 2014, Dal AC, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) Travel Award 2014
  • Astron Scholarship for Pharmacy, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2008