Mrs.Thevaki John Gnanakarunyan

Senior Lecturer (Gr II) in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Academic Profile
Activities
Admin Roles
Publications
Teaching

Educational Qualification
2012 – 2014 M.Phil. in Medical Microbiology, University of  Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
2000 – 2003    M.Sc. Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, South India, (Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, India)
1997 – 2000    B.Sc. in Zoology, First class. University of Chennai, South India

Secretary, Section C,  Jaffna Science Association  (2007-2008)
Chairperson Section C, Jaffna Science Association  (2015-2016)
Assistant Secretary- JUICe 2018 (Jaffna University International Research Conference 2018)
Committee member Section C, Jaffna Science Association (2017, 2018, 2020)
Member- Sri Lanka Society of Microbiology (from 2014 upto date)


               

Chronology of career
December 2019 up to date- Senior Lecturer and Head of the department, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Jaffna
January 2017- December 2019- Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator for  B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences Programme, at Unit of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
March 2006 – March 2014 – Lecturer (Probationary) in B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences at Unit of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna

Appointments in the university
Head of the Department  –  March 2020 up to now
Acting Head of the Department- December 2019- March 2020
Course Coordinator  – January 2017- December 2019
Student Counselor –   2017- 2021

Membership in subcommittees
Chairperson- Curriculum Evaluation and Development  Committee  
Member- Student Welfare Committee
                    Building and Planning Committee
                   Technical Evaluation Committee

Journal Publication
· Iyampillai, T., Michael, J.S., Mathai, E., Mathews, S. (2004) Use of Chromagar medium in the differentiation of Candida species. Is it Cost effective in developing countries. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 98(3) : 279-282.

Research communication
· Gnanakarunyan,T., Noordeen, F., Thevanesam, V., Sooriyakumar, T. and Eriyagama, N.B. (2014) Usefulness  of the Polymerase Chain Reaction in the Laboratory Diagnosis of typhoid fever. International research proceedings of University of Peradeniya (iPURSE) 2014pp 340
· Gnanakarunyan,T.,  Thevanesam, V and Gamage, T.M. (2014)  Determination of a diagnostic cutoff value for the Widal test in Jaffna district in Proceedings of Abstract of the Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology 2014, pp20
· Gnanakarunyan,T., Noordeen, F., Thevanesam, V., Sooriyakumar, T. and Eriyagama, N.B. (2014) Usefulness  of  PCR in the Laboratory Diagnosis of Typhoid fever. Proceedings of Abstract of the HETC Symposium, 2014. pp 69
·  2018 JMA
·  2019JSA
·  2020 JSA
. 2021 – STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

B.Sc. MLS
Instrumental Analysis, Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Medical Mycology and Virology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Laboratory Management and Record Keeping, Clinical Microbiology, Biotechnology and Molecularbiology II, Research Methodology and Statistics
B.Sc. Nursing
Microbiology and Parasitology
B.Pharm
Basic Microbiology and Parasitology