Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Lochana Menikarachchi


Official Address :

Department of Pharmacy,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Augusta Hill,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

lochanac@gmail.com

lochanac@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-81-3999624





  • Ph.D. (Computational Biochemistry, GPA 4.00/4.00) - University of Connecticut September 2006, June 2011.
  • BSc. (Chemistry Special – 1st Class, GPA 3.80/4.00) , Minor : Computer Science, Statistics, University of Peradeniya - September 2001, June 2005
  • Microsoft Certified Professional - Microsoft Inc. - 2002
  • ACS Examination in Information Technology - Australian Computer Society - 2000, 2002
  • Senior Lecturer - Department of Pharmacy, University of Peradeniya – February 2015,Present.

  • Research Specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology (Gratis), School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut - Nov 2015, Present.

  • Senior Technical Lead - WSO2 Inc, 20, Palm Grove, Colombo – August 2014, January 2015.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, USA - September 2011, July 2014.

  • Graduate Assistant - Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, USA - September 2006, August 2011.

  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer - University of Peradeniya - May 2005, May 2006.

  • B.F. Khan Gold Medal for Best Overall Performance in Chemistry at the Undergraduate Level (2001-2005)-University of Peradeniya, Sri lanka.

  • Hayleys Award for Best Performance in Chemistry (2002, 2003).

  • University Award for Academic Excellence (2004, 2005) - University of Peradeniya, Sri lanka.

  • Silver Medal – Inter University Chemistry Competition (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2006).

  • NIH-NCRR Travel Grant to attend a workshop titled Methods and Applications of Hybrid QM/MM Simulations to Biomolecular Systems, National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing(NRBSC)-Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center(PSC), Sep 2007.

  • Partnership for Excellence in Structural Biology Fellowship - University of Connecticut, USA 2007.

  • R.T. Major Poster Award University of Connecticut 2008.

  • Cheminformatics
  • Metabolomics and Drug discovery
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