Lahiru Jayakody

Lahiru Jayakody
Department of Biosience and Biotechnology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA


B. Sc. Agriculture,University of Peradeniya, Faculty of Agriculture, Sri Lanka. M. Sc. Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. M. Sc. Bioscience and Biotechnology, Saga University, Japan. Ph.D. Bioscience and Biotechnology, Kagoshima University, Japan.

Research Interest

My research work is directed towards dissection of complex gene regulatory molecular mechanisms of microbes stress responses through systems biology approaches, specially targeting the Posttranslational protein modifications events (PTMs) such as ubiquitination, SUMOylation, and chaperone-cascade in stress resistance of microbes (model and industrial microbes host) . This research contributes to the understanding of cellular processes of both fundamental and industrial interests of developing biocatalysts for biorefinery applications through metabolic engineering approaches, and also fuel the knowledge pool of understanding the onset and development of degenerative pathology and chronic diseases in humans.