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Ph.D. Boston University (Biology) - Molecular systematics, evolution, and ecology of Shrub Frogs (advisor, Prof. Chris Schneider).
Postdoctoral research: Ziff Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Faculty host - Prof. James Hanken)
Past faculty positions: Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Peradeniya
Current: Professor and PI of the Eco-Evo-Devo lab group @ Guangxi University, China.
Knowledge generation: 80 research papers including three in Science covering a range of topics from biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and developmental biology, mostly in fish and amphibians.
Biodiversity: Described several genera and about 50 species of frogs and fish
Awards: Frank A. Belamarich award for outstanding doctoral research (Dept. of Biology, Boston University), a Top 10 Species award, and several Presidential Awards for Research (Sri Lanka).
Service: Co-Chair for the Amphibian Specialist Group Sri Lanka (ASG/IUCN/SSC) and as a Member of the IUCN Redlisting Authority (RLA)
Supervising/ed: 2 Postdocs, 6 Ph.D.s, 8 Masters
Google Scholar H-index: 23 (2020)