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Dr. KMGMKK Kulathunga

Senior Lecturer

Medicine

Email : kkulathunga@med.sab.ac.lk

Mobile :0706003004

    Qualifications

  • BVSc, Ph.D. in Human Biology (Japan)

    Research Interests

  • Gastrointestinal Physiology

    NAFLD/ NASH

    Atherosclerosis

    Biomedical Imaging

    Research Publication in Indexed Journals

    1. Kaushalya Kulathunga,Yukiko Hiraishi, Mao Otake, Michito Hamada, Mai Thi Nhu Tran, Olivia Cheng, Junko Tanaka, Tomoki Sakasai, Shota Sakaguchi, Yuka Sugiyama, Bernd K. Fleischmann, Satoru Takahashi and Yoshihiro Miwa, A Novel iRFP-Incorporated in vivoMurine Atherosclerosis Imaging System,Scientific Reports, volume 8, Article number: 14515 (2018)
    2. Hyojung Jeon, Keigo Asano, Arata Wakimoto, Kaushalya Kulathunga, Mai Thi Nhu Tran, Megumi Nakamura, Tomomasa Yokomizo, Michito Hamada & Satoru Takahashi, Generation of reconstituted hemato-lymphoid murine embryos by placental transplantation into embryos lacking HSCs, Scientific Reports volume 11, Article number: 4374 (2021)

    3. Maho Kanai, Hyojung Jeon, Masami Ojima, Teppei Nishino, Toshiaki Usui, Manoj Kumar Yadav, Kaushalya Kulathunga, Naoki Morito, Satoru Takahashi and Michito Hamada, Phenotypic analysis of mice carrying human-type MAFB p.Leu239Pro mutation, BBRC (2019) doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.103
    4. Manoj K Yadav; Yuri Inoue; Aya Nakane-Otani; Yuki Tsunakawa; Hyojung Jeon; Omar Samir; Akari Teramoto; Kaushalya Kulathunga; Manabu Kusakabe; Megumi Nakamura; Takashi Kudo; Satoru Takahashi, Transcription factor MafB is a marker of tumor-associated macrophages in mouse and humans, BBRC, BBRC-19-9203 (2019)
    5. Maimaiti S, Koshida R, Ojima M, Kulathunga K, Oishi H, Takahashi S, Neuron-specific Mafb knockout causes growth retardation accompanied by an impaired GH/IGF-I axis,Experimental Animals (2019), doi: 10.1538/expanim.18-0182.
    6. Mai Thi Nhu Tran, Michito Hamada, Hyojung Jeon, Risako Shiraishi, Keigo Asano, Motochika Hattori, Megumi Nakamura, Yuki Imamura, Yuki Tsunakawa, Risa Fujii, Toshiaki Usui, Kaushalya Kulathunga, Christina-Sylvia Andrea, Ryusuke Koshida, Risa Kamei, Yurina Matsunaga, Makoto Kobayashi, Hisashi Oishi, Takashi Kudo & Satoru Takahashi, MafB is a critical regulator of complement component C1q, Nature Communications 8, Article number: 1700 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01711-0
    7. Mai Thi Nhu Tran, Michito Hamada,Megumi Nakamura,Hyojung Jeon,Risa Kamei,Yuki Tsunakawa, Kaushalya Kulathunga, Yuan‐Yu Lin,Kumiko Fujisawa,Takashi Kudo,Satoru Takahashi, MafB deficiency accelerates the development of obesity in mice,FEBS open bio,21;6(6):540-7, 2016. doi: 10.1002/2211-5463.12058


     

    Published in abstract/Extended abstract at the National/International Conferences/Symposium

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    1. Poster Presentation: Kaushalya Kulathunga, Michito Hamada, Arata Wakimoto, Tomoki Sakasai, Yoshihiro Miwa and Satoru Takahashi, Identification of Novel Factors for Diet Induced NASH Development, Tsukuba Global Science Week 2019
    2. Poster Presentation: Kaushalya Kulathunga, Yukiko Hiraishi, Michito Hamada, Arata Wakimoto, Tomoki Sakasai, Yoshihiro Miwa and Satoru Takahashi, Establishment of iRFP Based in vivoLiver Inflammation Imaging System, Tsukuba Global Science Week 2018
    3. E- Poster Presentation: Kaushalya Kulathunga, Yukiko Hiraishi, Michito Hamada, Mai Thi Nhu Tran, Tomoki Sakasai, Yoshihiro Miwa and Satoru Takahashi, Novel iRFP Incorporated in vivoMurine Atherosclerosis Imaging System,European Atherosclerosis Society Meeting 2018
    4. Poster Presentation: Kaushalya Kulathunga, Establishment of Novel iRFP Incorporated in vivoMurine Atherosclerosis Imaging System, The 6thjoint retreat of the University of Tsukuba and Tokyo University of Science, 2018
    5. Poster Presentation: Kaushalya Kulathunga, Yukiko Hiraishi, Michito Hamada, Tomoki Sakasai, Yoshihiro Miwa and Satoru Takahashi, TyrosinaseDeficient Albino Mice Show Strain Dependent Diet Induced NASH Susceptibility,Tsukuba Global Science Week 2017
    6. Oral Presentation: Kaushalya Kulathunga, Michito Hamada, Mai Thi Nhu Tran, Yukiko Hiraishi, Tomoki Sakasai, Yoshihiro Miwa and Satoru Takahashi,“Novel iRFP Incorporated in vivoMurine Atherosclerosis Imaging System,-A Game Changer Tool for Disease Progression and Drug Intervention Studies-“ Tsukuba Global Science Week 2016
    7. Poster Presentation:Kaushalya Kulathunga, Michito Hamada, Mai Thi Nhu Tran, Yukiko Hiraishi, Tomoki Sakasai, Yoshihiro Miwa and Satoru Takahashi, “Novel iRFP Incorporated in vivoMurine Atherosclerosis Imaging System”, The 5th International Congress on Lipid Metabolism & Atherosclerosis and 52th Fall Conference of the Korean Society of Lipidology & Atherosclerosis, 2016
    8. Poster Presentation:Kaushalya Kulathunga, Michito Hamada, Mai Thi Nhu Tran, Yukiko Hiraishi, Tomoki Sakasai, Yoshihiro Miwa and Satoru Takahashi, “Novel iRFP Incorporated in vivoMurine Atherosclerosis Imaging System”, 15th International Joint Mini-Symposium on Molecular and Cell Biology between KU-NTU-UT, 2016
    9. Poster Presentation: Kaushalya Kulathunga, Mao Otake, Michito Hamada, Mai Thi Nhu Tran, Tomoki Sakasai, Yoshihiro Miwa and Satoru Takahashi,“Novel Imaging Technique for Atherosclerosis”, Tsukuba Global Science Week 2015
    10. Oral Presentation: Kaushalya Kulathunga, “Entrepreneurship Training in University of Tsukuba” Entrepreneurship workshop, University of Tsukuba- University of California Irvine Science Partnership Conference (2015)
    11. Oral presentation:K.M.G.M.K.K. Kulathunga, N.K. Jayasekara and G.A. Gunawardana: Prevalence of Subclinical Mastitis in Dairy Cows in Wattegama Milk Collecting Range, Sri Lanka; SLVA Annual Proceedings 2013, 27 Annual scientific sessions 2013
    12. Arata Wakimoto, Kaushalya Kulathunga, Michito Hmada, Yukiko Hiraishi, Tomoki Sakasai, Yoshihiro Miwa, Satoru Takahashi, Non- invasive in vivo murine Atherosclerosis vishalization with one- time injection of liposome including DiR, Tsukuba Global Science Week 2019
    13. Wakimoto A, Kulathunga K, Hamada M, Hiraishi Y, Sakasai T, Miwa Y and Takahashi S. Non-invasive in vivo Murine Atherosclerosis Visualization with DiR Liposome Injection. The 67th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association of Laboratory Animal Science. Osaka, Japan. May, 2020.
    14. Wakimoto A, Kulathunga K, Hiraishi Y, Hamada M, Kumar YM, Gentleman K, Warabi E, Sakasai T, Miwa Y, Mizuno S, Takahashi S. Specific Single Nucleotide Substitution on Tyrosinase Causes Diet-Induced NASH Susceptibility. Tsukuba Global Science Week. Tsukuba, Japan. Nov, 2020.
       
    15. Hamada, Michito, Tran, Mai, Shiraishi, Risako, Jeon, Hyojung, Asano, Keigo, Tsunakawa, Yuki, Usui, Toshiaki, Kulathunga, Kaushalya, Kudo, Takashi, Takahashi, Satoru, Homeostatic Function of Mafb in Macrophage,Experimental Hematology, 2018
    16.  Poster Presentation: Yukiko Hiraishi, Kaushalya Kulathunga, Michito Hamada, Arata Wakimoto, Satoru Takahashi, Identification of the Responsible Genetic Factors Involved in Enhanced Susceptibility of NASH in Tyrosinase Deficient Albino Mice, 41stAnnual Meeting of Molecular Biology Society of Japan 2018
    17. Poster Presentation: Yukiko Hiraishi, Kaushalya Kulathunga, Michito Hamada, Arata Wakimoto, Yoshihiro Miwa, Satoru Takahashi, Identification of the Responsible Genetic Factors Involved in Enhanced Susceptibility of NASH in Tyrosinase Deficient Albino Mice, Tsukuba Global Science Week 2018
    18. Poster Presentation: Yukiko Hiraishi, Kaushalya Kulathunga, Yoshihiro Miwa, Michito Hamada, Satoru Takahashi, Establishment of atherosclerosis in vivo imaging system using iRFP transgenic mice, Tsukuba Global Science Week 2017
    19. Poster Presentation: Yukiko Hiraishi, Kaushalya Kulathunga, Yoshihiro Miwa, Michito Hamada, Satoru Takahashi, Establishment of Atherosclerosis in vivoImaging System Using iRFP, 40thAnnual Meeting of Molecular Biology Society of Japan 2017
    20.  Oral Presentation: M.S. Kurukulasoriya, K.M.G.M.K.K. Kulathunga, G.L.L.P.Silva, Accuracy of FAMACHA®Scoring System for Detection of Anemia in Sri Lankan Indigenous Goats under Field Conditions of Vahare Veterinary Range, iPURSE 2014 (International Peradeniya Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)