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biochemistry and molecular biology educator

Eric Hamilton Karunanayake, Sri Lankan biochemistry and molecular biology educator. Charted chemist; fellow Institute of Biology. Board directors Asian Network for Research on Anti-diabetic Medicinal Plants, 1994; peer-reviewer International Foundation for Science, Stockholm, since 1993. Fellow National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka; member New York Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

Background

Karunanayake, Eric Hamilton was born on December 6, 1941 in Henerathgoda, Sri Lanka. Son of Wilbert Samson and Clera Engelina Karunanayake.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Ceylon, Peradeniya, 1967. Master of Science, Imperial College, London, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College, London, 1975.

Diploma in DNA Technology, biomedical Center, Uppsala, Sweden, 1986.

Career

Lecturer in biochemistry University Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1979-1986, associate professor, 1986-1987, professor of biochemistry, 1987-1989, since 1991. Professor biochemistry United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, 1989-1991. General secretary National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka, since 1991.

Achievements

  • Charted chemist; fellow Institute of Biology.

Membership

Fellow National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka. Member New York Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, music, travel, gardening.

Connections

Married Padmini Indrani Liyanage, May 22, 1968.

father:
Wilbert Samson

mother:
Clera Engelina Karunanayake

spouse:
Padmini Indrani Liyanage