Chathura Wijesinghege

I joined Dr. Dassanayake’s lab in 2016 Fall for my Ph.D. I am interested in uncovering the mechanisms, which plants have acquired over millions of years, that give them the ability to survive in extreme environments using genomic, molecular and computational tools. I have focused my studies on how post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression is fine tuned in halophytes, enabling them to conquer extreme habitats.  Model species I am currently working on are Schrenkiella parvula and Arabidopsis thaliana.

Chathura Wijesinghege