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Dr Tharangani Herath PhD BVSc

Senior Lecturer


Dr Tharangani Herath obtained her PhD (Aquatic Veterinary Sciences, 2010) from the University of Stirling, UK and her Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences (BVSc) from the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. During the last five years at world renowned Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Dr Herath’s research primarily focused on understanding host-pathogen interaction of infectious diseases in aquatic animals. She used in vitro and in vivo models to develop and characterise vaccines and functional feeds for commercially important salmonid diseases.  At Harper Adams University, her main research interest will be to understand mucosal biology and host-pathogen interaction at mucosal surfaces (gut, gill and skin) to develop sustainable health strategies (vaccines, immunostimulants and functional feeds) for major farmed fish species. Dr. Herath has expertise on both conventional (histopathology, immunohistochemistry and ELISA) and advanced (microarray, immune-confocal microscopy and electron microscopy) research techniques and she is especially interested on 3R research innovations.  She also expects to contribute Harper Adams’s research portfolio and teaching excellence with her expertise on immunology, veterinary pathology and transcriptomics in respect to other terrestrial animals. 

 

Professional Memberships

Society for General Microbiology
European Association for Fish Pathologists
Fish Veterinary Society, UK
International Society for Fish and Shellfish immunology
Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS)
Sri Lanka Veterinary Association

Academic Department: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences

Tel: +44 01952 815030

Office: VN21 Veterinary Services Centre

Research profile: ORCID

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