Research Assistant - Plant and Environmental Sciences
Manjula Karunarathna is a M Phil Research Assistant with the Plant and Environmental Science project at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS). She received her B.Sc from the Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka in 2017 and joined the NIFS in 2018. Her research focuses on micro propagation of woody plant species growing in the dry forest's of Sri Lanka. Manjula's research interests include tissue culture of endemic plants of Sri Lanka, medicinal plants and woody plant species, and plant secondary metabolite analysis.