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Department of Plant Pathology Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory

Tanaka Lab – Personnel

 

Samodya K. Jayasinghe

Graduate Research Assistant

Contact Information

WSU Plant Pathology
PO BOX 646430
Pullman, WA, 99163-6430
Office – Plant Science Building 255 / Johnson Hall 337
Lab – Plant Science Building 215
Phone: (509) 335-5813 | Fax: (509) 335-9581

samodya.jayasinghe [at] wsu.edu

Education
  • 2024 (expected) Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2021 M.S. in Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2013 B.S. in Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
Professional Experience
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (2018- Present)
  • Teaching Assistant for PL_P 429 General Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (2019)
  • Research Officer, Plant Pathology Division, Sri Lanka Tea Research Institute, Talawakele, Sri Lanka (2014 – 2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Botany, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka (2013 – 2014)
Current Research Focus
  • Systems-level analysis of antagonistic and mutualistic dialogues in tripartite interactions among potato-protist-virus
Profile links

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Publications
  1. Sinniah GD, Munasinghe CE, Mahadevan N, Jayasinghe SK, Kulatunga DCM (2017) Recent incidence of collar canker and dieback of tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze) caused by Fusarium solani species complex in Sri Lanka. Australasian Plant Dis. Notes 12: 41. doi:10.1007/s13314-017-0262-5