Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC’s) Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) for 2017-2020

Canadian Botanical Association's Magister Teaching award 2016

http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/news-events/news/newsletter/2016_05_30__2016_06_03.html

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGCNqzWkUcB/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGKOlohEUeI

Dalhousie Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching 2013

http://www.dal.ca/news/2013/10/04/celebrating-our-outstanding-alumni-.html?utm_source=dalnewsWeekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=253&utm_campaign=dalnews

http://www.dal.ca/news/2013/06/21/a-shared-education.html

Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award 2013

Faculty of Science Killam Prize for exceptional research ability 2011/2012

Dalhousie Student Union Teaching Excellence Award 2010/2011

NSERC University Faculty Award 2006-2011

 

Arunika Nishanthi Gunawardena

Principal Investigator

In 2006, I won a prestigious NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council) University Faculty Award and joined Dalhousie University in September 2006. I have been doing research on programmed cell death (PCD) since 1996 and have worked with three different systems: cell death during aerenchyma formation in maize roots, Cyclic Nucleotide Gated Ion Channel (CNGC) family genes-induced hypersensitive cell death in tobacco leaves, and leaf morphogenesis in lace plant and Monstera. The accessibility and predictability of perforation formation in lace plant leaves and the ability to propagate lace plant in sterile conditions make lace plant an attractive model system for the study of developmentally-regulated PCD in plants. Therefore, I selected lace plant as a “model plant” to carry out further in depth research on programmed cell death. I am passionate about my research on PCD and very much enjoy mentoring my undergraduate and graduate students.


http://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/biology/a_day_in_the_life/faculty/arunika_gunawardena.html


Contact Information:

Arunika Gunawardena, PhD
Associate Professor
Dalhousie University
Biology Department
Life Sciences Centre,
1355 Oxford Street,
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Nova Scotia, Canada

e-mail: arunika.gunawardena@dal.ca


Tel: (902) 494-1594
Fax: (902) 494-3736

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