Department of
Basic Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Dr. Madhavi Paranagama

Lecturer in Biochemistry



Official Address :

Department of Basic Sciences
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

madhaviparanagama@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94-81-2 397546


Personal Website :






Lecturer in Biochemistry
  • PhD-The University of Tokyo
  • MSc-The University of Tokyo
  • MPhil-University of Peradeniya
  • BVSc-University of Peradeniya
  • Lecturer in Biochemistry, Dept of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya from Nov,1998 to date
  • Assistant lecturer in Biochemistry and Physiology, Dept of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya. (April, 1996 – Oct, 1998)
  • Research Assistant in the Dept of Biomedical Chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan. (April 2007-March 2008)
  • Graduate Student Tutor in the Dept of Biomedical Chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan (October 2008- Sept 2009)
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • Member of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (MBSJ)
  • Senior student counselor:2013, 2014
  • Chairman, Faculty English Language teaching unit:2012-2015
  • Head, division of Biochemistry
  • Member of the Student Welfare and Advisory committee
  • Member of the Library and E-learning committee
  • Committee member, Dental faculty teachers Association
  • Role of Mitochondrial complex II in reactive oxygen species production
  • Role of reactive oxygen species in carcinogenesis
  • Role of medicinal herbs in prevention of oral diseases
  • Milk allergens
  • Contribution of the FAD and quinone binding sites to the production of reactive oxygen species from Ascaris suum mitochondrial complex II. Paranagama, M. P., Sakamoto, K., Amino, H., Awano, M., Miyoshi, H., Kita, K. Mitochondrion. 2010. 10(2):158-165

  • Polymyxin B identified as an inhibitor of alternative NADH dehydrogenase and malate: quinone oxidoreductase from the Gram-positive bacterium Mycobacterium smegmatis. Mogi, T., Murase, Y., Mori, M., Shiomi, K., Omura, S., Paranagama, M.P., Kita, K. Journal of Biochemistry. 2009. 146 (4) 491-499

  • A questionnaire based survey on cow milk allergy. M. P. Perera and A. Horadagoda. The Sri Lankan Veterinary Journal 1997:44

  • mRNA expression patterns of mitochondrial complex II isoforms in Sri Lankans. 2014. M. P. Paranagama, B. G. T. L. Nandasena, B. M. H.S.K Banneheka, R. P. V. J. Rajapakse, C. Sakai, K. Kita. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions.

  • Is the ROS producing potential of mitochondrial complex II in cancer cells different from that in normal cells? 2013. Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research. M. P. Paranagama, C. Sakai, K. Kita