Kanapathy Gajapathy [Senior Lecturer (Grade II)]
Ph.D (Jaffna, Sri Lanka)
Room 16, Second floor, NSB II building
CONSULTANCY AND OUTREACH
Proposal writer and Coordinator for the Integrated Development plan for North Province, Ministry of Sustainable Development and wildlife 2016 onward
Steering Committee member for the Horse conservation plan in Delft Island, Ministry of Sustainable Development and wildlife 2013-2016
HONOURS AND AWARDS
Commonwealth Scholar 2012
President award for scientific research 2013 for scientific publication
National research council merit award in 2014 for scientific publication
National research council merit award in 2015 for scientific publication
Surendran, S.N., Sivabalakrishnan, K., Gajapathy, K., Arthiyan, S., Jayadas, T.T., Karvannan, K., Raveendran, S., Karunaratne, S.P. and Ramasamy, R., 2018. Genotype and biotype of invasive Anopheles stephensi in Mannar Island of Sri Lanka. Parasites & vectors, 11(1), p.3.
Tharmatha, T., Gajapathy, K., Ramasamy, R. and Surendran, S.N., 2017. Morphological and molecular identification of cryptic species in the Sergentomyia bailyi (Sinton, 1931) complex in Sri Lanka. Bulletin of Entomological Research, pp.1-8.
Kanapathy Gajapathy, Tharmatha Tharmasegaram, Thampoe Eswaramohan, Lalanthika BSL Peiries, Ravindra Jayanetti, Sinnathamby Noble Surendran. 2016. DNA barcoding of Sri Lankan phlebotomine sand flies using Cytochrome C Oxidase subunit I reveals the presence of cryptic species. Acta Tropica. doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.05.001
Gajapathy, K et al. (2016). Use of BioInformatics in revealing the identity of nature’s product with minimum variation; the sibling species. In: Gene-Environment Interaction Analysis – Methods in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ed. Sumiko Anno). Pan Stanford Press, USA, Singapore. Pp. 121-141.
Gajapathy,K. (2015).Beginner’s guide for sandfly taxonomy; a combined morphological and molecular approach. Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany. ISBN. 978-3-659-77222-1.
Sinnathamby N Surendran, Nathan Truelove, Devojit K Sarma, Pavilupillai J Jude, Ranjan Ramasamy, Kanapathy Gajapathy, Lalanthika BS Peiris, SHP Parakrama Karunaratne, Catherine Walton. 2015.Karyotypic assignment of Sri Lankan Anopheles culicifacies species B and E does not correlate with cytochrome oxidase subunit I and microsatellite genotypes. Parasites and Vectors 8, 1-6.
Kanapathy Gajapathy, Pavilupillai J Jude, Sara L Goodacre, LB Peiris, Ranjan Ramasamy, Sinnathamby N Surendran. 2014. Molecular characterization of the malaria vector Anopheles barbirostris van der Wulp in Sri Lanka. Parasites and Vectors 7,348.
Sinnathamby N Surendran, Devojit K Sarma, Pavilupillai J Jude, Petri Kemppainen, Nadarajah Kanthakumaran, Kanapathy Gajapathy, Lalanthika BS Peiris, Ranjan Ramasamy, Catherine Walton. 2013. Molecular characterization and identification of members of the Anopheles subpictus complex in Sri Lanka. Malaria Journal 12 (1), 304
K Gajapathy, LBS Peiris, SL Goodacre, A Silva, PJ Jude, SN Surendran.2013. Molecular identification of potential leishmaniasis vector species within the Phlebotomus (Euphlebotomus) argentipes species complex in Sri Lanka. Parasites & Vectors 6 (1), 302
Gajapathy, K and Surendran, SN. 2012. First report of the presence of a potential cutaneous leishmaniasis vector, Phlebotomus (Phlebotomus) salehi Mesghali, in Sri Lanka. Journal of National Science Foundation. 40 (2):169-173
Gajapathy,K and Surendran, SN. 2012. Description of Sandfly (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) Species from Genus Sergentomyia Franca & Parrot, 1920 in Sri Lanka. Journal of Entomology.9: 302-318
SN Surendran, K Gajapathy, V Kumaran, T Tharmatha, PJ Jude and R Ramasamy .2011. Molecualr evidence for the presence of malaria vector species A in the Anopheles annularis complex in Sri Lanka. Parasites & Vectors., 4:239. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-4-239
Gajapathy,K and Surendran SN. 2011. Morphometric Description of Sandflies Belong to Genus Sergentomyia (Sergentomyia) (Diptera; Psychodidae; Phlebotominae) in Sri Lanka; Evidence for the Presence of Sergentomyia (Sergentomyia) pondicherriensis & Sergentomyia (Sergentomyia) dentata in the Country. Journal of Entomology, 8 (6): pp.512-529
Gajapathy, K, Jude, PJ and Surendran, SN. 2011. Morphometric and meristic characterization of Phlebotomus argentipes species complex in northern Sri Lanka: evidence for the presence of potential leishmaniasis vectors in the country. Tropical Biomedicine, 28 (2): 259-268.
My major research area is molecular taxonomy and evolution. I have worked with spiders, insect vectors, and snails. I’m currently working on establishing the vectorial status of sandflies in Sri Lanka.
University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka: PhD grant for probationers in 2009
Commonwealth scholar- Commonwealth split site PhD scholarship to pursue PhD at Universty of Nottingham, 2012-2013
Travel grant from commonwealth Scholarship commission, UK to attend the population genetics group conference in Glasgow, Scotland in 2012
University of Jaffna Research Grant in 2013/14.
National Science Foundation research grant (NSF/RG/HS/2015/04).
University of Jaffna research Grant 2014 and 2015
NSF equipment Grant 2015
University of Jaffna Technology Development Grant 2016
NSF spare part Grant 2017