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Samantha Ekanayake Technician, Phase 5, Research and Graduate Studies, WCVM

Address
WCVM 2617

Profile

Samantha Ekanayake is skilled in cell biology and molecular biology techniques including:  

  • virological methods
  • cell culture
  • conventional bacteriological methods
  • cell signalling
  • conventional and multiplex PCR
  • SDS-PAGE
  • Wastern blotting
  • ELISA development
  • histological techniques
  • fluorescence microscopy
  • transmission electron microscopy

He is also skilled in animal experimentation and necropsy procedures

Academic Credentials

  • BVSc, University of Peradeniya — 1994
  • MPhil, University of Peradeniya — 2005
  • MSc, University of Saskatchewan — 2009

Publications

Rubin JE., Ekanayake S, Fernando C. 2014. "Carbapenemase-producing in food." Emerging Infectious Diseases. 20(7): 1264-1265.

Rubin JE, Fernando C., Ekanayake S. 2014. Pseudomonas sp. AM05CRO01 chaperonin 60 (cpn60) gene, partial cds, GenBank: KJ606641.1

Predicala B, Bonifacio H, Ekanayake S, Wittington L. 2014. "Development of an air filtration system for swine transport venicles to protect against airborne diseases during transport." Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Annual Centrlis Swine Research Update. Kirkton, Ontario, II-36 - II-37.

Predicala B, Alvarado A, Ekanayake S. 2014. "Field testing of an air filtration system for a transport trailer." Western Hog Journal. Summer 2014, 52-54. 

Ekanayake S, Silva SSP, Priyankarage N, Jayasekara MU, Horadagoda N., Abeynayake P, Gunaratne, SP. 2004. "The effect of increased sodium in feed on pulmonary hypertension-indcuced ascites and right ventricular failure in broiler chickens." British Poultry Science. 45: Supplement S29-S30.

Ekanayake S, Silva SSP, Priyankarage N, Hearth UTK, Jayasekara MU, Horadagoda NU, Abeynayake P, Gunaratne SP. 2004. "Effect of excess sodium in feed on haematological parameters and plasma sodium level in broiler chickens." British Poultry Science. 45: Supplement S53-S54.