Harshani Pathirana

Harshani Pathirana

Graduate Student
Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Colombo

Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes deadly infections in immunocompromised patients   becoming a major opportunistic pathogen worldwide. Novel antibiotics are thus needed to combat P.aeruginosa infection.

Alkane hydrolases are directly related to the ubiquitous existence of P. aeruginosa allowing it to use a wide variety of alkanes as its carbon source. This study involves dissecting the molecular mechanisms behind regulation of alkane hydrolysis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.