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Dr. R.P. Illeperuma
Office Address Department of Medical Laboratory Science,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Augusta Hill, Sri Amarawansa Mawatha
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka
Email rpi@pdn.ac.lk rpilleperuma@yahoo.com
Telephone +94 813999916 , +94 777445101(Mobile)
 
Educational Qualifications
  • Ph.D (Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea )

  • MSD

  • BDS (Hons)
Professional Qualifications / Teaching Experience
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya.

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow- Oral Cancer Research Institute, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

  • Visiting Lecturer at Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), Colombo for Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine Course.

  • Visiting Lecturer at Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM), University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.

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Positions held and hold
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya (Present)

  • Lecturer In Western Medicine ( Modern Medicine Unit), Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM), University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka (2007-2013)

Memberships
  • Member of AACR (American Association for Cancer Research)

  • Member of IADR (International Association for Dental Research)

  • Member of IAOP (International Association of Oral Pathologists)

  • Member of SLDA (Sri Lanka Dental Association)

Awards
  • Full scholarship from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea for PhD programme (2008-2012)

  • Award of Merit for the best research presentations- Annual research sessions, Yonsei University 2009. "Establishment of novel cell line for testing toxicity of Dental Materials using h-TERT transfected gingival fibroblasts".

  • Award of Merit for the best research presentations- Annual research sessions, Yonsei University 2010. "Cytokines might play a key role in carcinogenesis of oral submucous fibrosis"

  • Award of Merit for the best research presentations- Annual research sessions, Yonsei University 2011. "Impication of cytokines released from gingival fibroblasts exposed by Areca Nut extract in carcinogenesis".

  • The Best Presentation Award- For the oral presentation at 76th Annual sessions of Korean Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (KAOMP), November 2011

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Research Interests
  • Mechanisms of carcinogenesis in oral premalignant lesions

  • Testing antioxidants as a treatment modality in oral precancer

  • Oral submucous fibrosis and Oral cancer

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