Biosketch

1990 PhD. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

1983 M.Sc. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

1981 B.Sc University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

March 2006 – Present Professor
Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jan 2002- Feb 2006 Associate Professor
Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Aug. 1998-2001 Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1997-1998 Faculty Research Associate
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology,
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.

1994-1997 NSERC Visiting Term Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1993-1994 Faculty Research Associate
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

1991-1993 Post Doctoral Research Associate
Macdonald Campus of McGill University,
Department of Plant Science, Quebec, Canada

1990-1991 Research Fellow 1
International Rice Research Institute,
Division of Plant Pathology, Manila, Philippines

1986-1990 Graduate Research Assistant
Oregon State University and
USDA/ARS, Horticultural Crops Research Lab, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

1982-1986 Research Plant Pathologist
Department of Agriculture,
Central Agricultural Research Institute, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

1981-1982 Assistant Lab Demonstrator/Lecturer
University of Peradeniya, Department of Botany, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.