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Journal Publications


  • Perera, N., Galhena, G. & Ranawaka, G. (2021) X-chromosomal STR based genetic polymorphisms and demographic history of Sri Lankan ethnicities and their relationship with global populations. Scientific Reports 11:12748. Available from: doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-92314-9

  • Perera, N., Galhena, G. & Ranawaka, G. (2021) Development of a 16 X-STR multiplex PCR system for kinship analysis and its applicability for the Sinhalese population in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Legal Medicine. 135:161–166. Available from: doi: 10.1007/s00414-020-02450-6

  • Nirmani, M. D., Perera, N. S. & Galhena, G. H. (2021) Population genetic dynamics of dengue vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in Sri Lanka: Baseline study for designing Wolbachia control method. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. 41:1809–1821. Available from: doi: 10.1007/s42690-020-00395-2

  • Jayasinghearachchi, H. S., Francis, V. R., Sathkumara, H. D., Krishnananthasivam, S., Masakorala, J., Muthugama, T., De Silva, A. D. & Corea, E. M. (2021) Nonclonal Burkholderia pseudomallei Population in Melioidosis Case Cluster, Sri Lanka. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 27 (11). Available from: doi: 10.3201/eid2711.210219

  • Nirmani, M. D., Perera, N. S. & Galhena, G. H. (2020) The scope of Rp EPIC markers in population genetic studies: a preliminary study with dengue vectors. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 48(3): 275-288. Available from: doi: 10.4038/jnsfsr.v48i3.9311

  • Dharmarathne, H. A. K. M., Weerasena, O. V. D. S. J., Perera, K. L. N. & Galhena, G. (2020) Genetic characterization of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Sri Lanka based on sequence polymorphism of COI gene. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases 57 (2):151–158. Available from: doi: 10.4103/0972-9062.310871

  • Powell, L. A., Miller, A., Fox, J. M., Kose, N., Klose, T., Kim, A. S., Bombardi, R., Tennekoon, R. N., de Silva, A. D., Carnahan, R. H., Diamond, M. S., Rossmann, M. G., Kuhn, R. J. & Crowe, J. E. Jr. (2020) Human mAbs Broadly Protect against Arthritogenic Alphaviruses by Recognizing Conserved Elements of the Mxra8 Receptor-Binding Site. Cell Host & Microbe. 28(5), 699-711.e7. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2020.07.008

  • Mutucumarana, C. P., Bodinayake, C. K., Nagahawatte, A., Devasiri, V., Kurukulasooriya, R., Anuradha, T., De Silva, A. D., Janko, M. M., Østbye, T., Gubler, D. J., Woods, C. W., Reller, M. E., Tillekeratne, L. G. & Lantos, P. M. (2020) Geospatial analysis of dengue emergence in rural areas in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 114(6), 408-414. Available from: doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trz123

  • Grifoni, A., Voic, H., Dhanda, S. K., Kidd, C. K., Brien, J. D., Buus, S., Stryhn, A., Durbin, A. P., Whitehead, S., Diehl, S. A., De Silva, A. D., Balmaseda, A., Harris, E., Weiskopf, D. & Sette, A. (2020) T Cell Responses Induced by Attenuated Flavivirus Vaccination Are Specific and Show Limited Cross-Reactivity with Other Flavivirus Species. Journal of Virology. 94(10) Available from: doi: 10.1128/JVI.00089-20

  • Mapalagamage, M., Handunnetti, S. M., Wickremasinghe, A. R., Premawansa, G., Thillainathan, S., Fernando, T., Kanapathippillai, K., De Silva, A. D. & Premawansa, S. (2020) High levels of Serum Angiopoietin 2/1 Ratio at the Critical Stage of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Patients and Association with Clinical and Biochemical Parameters. J Clin Microbiol. 58(4). Available from: doi: 10.1128/JCM.00436-19

  • Nirmani M. D., Perera, K. L. N. & Galhena, G. H. (2019) Use of ovitrap surveillance to assess dengue outbreak risks in selected dengue endemic areas in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Biology 4(2): 32-46. Available from: doi: 10.4038/sljb.v4i2.39

  • Tian, Y., Seumois, G., De-Oliveira-Pinto, L. M., Mateus, J., Herrera-de la Mata, S., Kim, C., Hinz, D., Goonawardhana, N. D. S., de Silva, A. D., Premawansa, S., Premawansa, G., Wijewickrama, A., Balmaseda, A., Grifoni, A., Vijayanand, P., Harris, E., Peters, B., Sette, A. & Weiskopf, D. (2019) Molecular Signatures of Dengue Virus-Specific IL-10/IFN-g Co-producing CD4 T cells and their Association with Dengue Disease. Cell Rep. 29(13), 4482-4495.e4. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.11.098

  • Burel, J. G., Pomaznoy, M., Lindestam Arlehamn, C. S., Weiskopf, D., da Silva Antunes, R., Jung, Y., Babor, M., Schulten, V., Seumois, G., Greenbaum, J. A., Premawansa, S., Premawansa, G., Wijewickrama, A., Vidanagama, D., Gunasena, B., Tippalagama, R., de Silva, A. D., Gilman, R. H., Saito, M., Taplitz, R., Ley, K., Vijayanand, P., Sette, A. & Peters, B. (2019) Circulating T cell-monocyte complexes are markers of immune perturbations. Elife. Available from: doi: 10.7554/eLife.46045.001

  • Grifoni, A., Moore, E., Voic, H., Sidney, J., Phillips, E., Jadi, R., Mallal, S., De Silva, A. D., De Silva, A. M., Peters, B., Weiscopf, D. & Sette, A. (2019) Characterization of Magnitude and Antigen Specificity of HLA-DP, DQ, and DRB3/4/5 Restricted DENV-Specific CD4+ T Cell Responses. Front Immunol. Available from: doi: 10.3389/fimmu2019.01568

  • Jayasinghearachchi, H. S., Corea, E. M., Krishnananthsivam, S., Sathkumara, H. D., Francis, V. R., Abeysekere, T. R. & De Silva, A. D. (2019) Whole-Genome Sequences of Eight Clinical Isolates of Burkholderia Pseudomallei from Melioidosis Patients in Eastern Sri Lanka. Microbial Resour Announc. 8(33). Available from: doi: 10.1128/MRA.00645-19

  • Kose, N., Fox, J. M., Sapparapu, G., Bombardi, R., Tennekoon, R. N., De Silva, A. D., Elbashir, S. M., Theisen, M. A., Humphris-Narayanan, E., Ciaramella, G., Himansu, S., Diamond, M. S. & Crowe Jr, J. E. (2019) A lipid-encapsulated mRNA encoding a potently neutralizing human monoclonal antibody protects against chikungunya infection. Science Immunology. 4(35). Available from: doi: 10.1126/sciimmunol.aaw6647

  • Tian, Y., Babor, M., Lane, J., Seumois, G., Liang, S., Goonawardhana, N. D. S., De Silva, A. D., Phillips, E. J., Mallal, S. A., da Silva Antunes, R., Grifoni, A., Vijayanand, P., Weiskopf, D., Peters, B. & Sette, A. (2019) Dengue-specific CD8+ T cell subsets display specialized transcriptomic and TCR profiles. The journal of clinical investigation. 129(4), 1727-1741. Available from: doi: 10.1172/JCI123726

  • Vimonish, R., Galhena, G. H., Perera, K. L. N. & Magamage, M. P. S. (2018) PCR based approach for detection of bovine babesiosis in suspected carrier cattle and vector ticks in Sri Lanka. Journal of Agricultural Sciences – Sri Lanka, 13(1):55–65. Available from: doi: 10.4038/jas.v13i1.8300

  • Raut, R., Corbett, K. S., Tennekoon, R. N., Premawansa, S., Wijewickrama, A., Premawansa, G., Mieczkowski, P., Rückert, C., Ebel, G. D., De Silva, A. D. & de Silva, A. M. (2018) Dengue type 1 viruses circulating in humans are highly infectious and poorly neutralized by human antibodies. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 116(1), 227-232. Available from: doi: 10.1073/pnas.1812055115

  • Tillekeratne, L. G., Bodinayake, C. K., Simmons, R., Nagahawatte, A., Devasiri, V., Kodikara Arachchi, W., Nicholson, B. P., Park, L. P., Vanderburg, S., Kurukulasooriya, R., De Silva, A. D., Østybe, T., Reller, M. E. & Woods, C. W. (2018) Respiratory Viral Infection: An Underappreciated Cause of Acute Febrile Illness Admissions in Southern Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 100 (3), 672-680. Available from: doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0699

  • Grifoni, A., Costa-Ramos, P., Pham, J., Tian, Y., Rosales, S. L., Seumois, G., Sidney, J., De Silva, A. D., Premkumar, L., Collins, M. H., Stone, M., Norris, P. J., Romero, C. M. E., Durbin, A., Ricciardi, M. J., Ledgerwood, J. E., de Silva, A. M., Busch, M., Peters, B., Vijayanand, P., Harris, E., Falconar, A. K., Kallas, E., Weiskopf, D. & Sette, A. (2018) Cutting Edge: Transcriptional Profiling Reveals Multifunctional and Cytotoxic Antiviral Responses of Zika Virus-Specific CD8+ T Cells. J Immunol. 201 (12), 3487-3491. Available from: doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1801090

  • Mapalagamage, M., Handunnetti, S., Premawansa, G., Thillainathan, S., Fernando, T., Kanapathippillai, K., Wickremasinghe, R., De Silva, A. D. & Premawansa, S. (2018) Is Total Serum Nitrite and Nitrate (NOx) Level in Dengue Patients a Potential Prognostic Marker of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Dis Markers. Available from: doi: 10.1155/2018/5328681

  • Fernando, S. J. A., Faiz, N. M., Handunnetti, S. M., De Silva, A. D., Dasanayake, W. M. D. K., Wickramasinghe, G. D., Karunatilake, R. M. C. H. & de Silva, N. R. (2018) Preliminary study on chronic granulomatous disease in Sri Lanka. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 14, 37. Available from: doi: 10.1186/s13223-018-0264-7

  • Corea, E. M., de Silva, A. D. & Thevanesam, V. (2018) Melioidosis in Sri Lanka. Trop Med Infect Dis. 3(1). Available from: doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed3010022

  • Bodinayake, C. K., Tillekeratne, L. G., Nagahawatte, A., Devasiri, V., Kodikara Arachchi, W., Strouse, J. J., Sessions, O. M., Kurukulasooriya, R., Uehara, A., Howe, S., Ong, X. M., Tan, S., Chow, A., Tummalapalli, P., De Silva, A. D., Østbye, T., Woods, C. W., Gubler, D. J. & Reller, M. E. (2018) Evaluation of the WHO 2009 classification for diagnosis of acute dengue in a large cohort of adults and children in Sri Lanka during a dengue-1 epidemic. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 12(2). Available from: doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006258

  • Montoya, M., Collins, M., Dejnirattisai, W., Katzelnick, L. C., Puerta-Guardo, H., Jadi, R., Schildhauer, S., Supasa, P., Vasanawathana, S., Malasit, P., Mongkolsapaya, J., de Silva, A. D., Tissera, H., Balmaseda, A., Screaton, G., de Silva, A. M. & Harris, E. (2018) Longitudinal Analysis of Antibody Cross-Neutralization Following Zika and Dengue Virus Infection in Asia and the Americas. J Infect Dis. Available from: doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy164

  • Premkumar, L., Collins, M., Graham, S., Liou, G. A., Lopez, C. A., Jadi, R., Balmaseda, A., Brackbill, J. A., Dietze, R., Camacho, E., De Silva, A. D., Giuberti, C., Dos Reis, H. L., Singh, T., Heimsath, H., Weiskopf, D., Sette, A., Osorio, J. E., Permar, S. R., Miley, M. J., Lazear, H. M., Harris, E. & de Silva, A. M. (2018) Development of Envelope Protein Antigens To Serologically Differentiate Zika Virus Infection from Dengue Virus Infection. J Clin Microbiol. 56(3). Available from: doi: 10.1128/JCM.01504-17

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