Department of Physics

East Hall, 2 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881

contact@phys.uri.edu401.874.2633/34 (ph); 401.874.2380 (f)

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  • Lab Manager
  • Room 11
  • Phone: 401.874.2057
  • Email: anuradha@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: East Hall
    2 Lippitt Rd
    Kingston, RI 02881

Education

2013 – 2014:     Postdoctoral   Research   Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

2013 :  Ph.D. in Physics (Biological Physics) Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

2009: M. S in Physics , Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

2003B.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry :Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Publications

  • Narayanan T, Weerakkody D, Karabadzhak AG, et al. pHLIP® Peptide Interaction With Membrane Monitored by SAXS. J Phys Chem B (2016) doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b06643.
  • Weerakkody D, Andreev OA, and Reshetnyak, YK. Insertion into Lipid Bilayer of Truncated pHLIP® Peptide. Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports (2016) doi:10.1016/j.bbrep.2016.10.001.
  • Weerakkody, D. et al. Novel pH-Sensitive Cyclic Peptides. Sci. Rep. 6, 31322; doi:10.1038/srep31322 (2016).
  • Dhammika Weerakkody, Anna Moshnikova, Mak S. Thakur, Valentina Moshnikova, Jennifer Daniels, Donald M. Engelman, Oleg A. Andreev, and Yana K. Reshetnyak, “Family of pH (low) insertion peptides for tumor targeting,” PNAS, Vol 110, No. 15 pp. 5834-5839, 2013.
  • Alexander G. Karabadzhak, Dhammika Weerakkody, Dayanjali Wijesinghe, Mak S. Thakur, Donald M. Engelman, Oleg A. Andreev, Vladislav S. Markin, and Yana K. Reshetnyak, “Modulation of the pHLIP Transmembrane Helix Insertion Pathway,” Biophysical Journal, vol. 102, pp. 1846-1855, 2012.
  • Francisco N. Barrera, Dhammika Weerakkody, Michael Anderson, Oleg A. Andreev, Yana K. Reshetnyak and Donald M. Engelman, “Roles of Carboxyl Groups in the Transmembrane Insertion of Peptides,” Journal of Molecular Biology, vol. 413, pp. 359-371, 2011.
  • A. Andreev, A. G. Karabadzhak, D. Weerakkody, G. O. Andreev, D. M. Engelman and Y. K. Reshetnyak, “pH (low) insertion peptide (pHLIP) inserts across a lipid bilayer as a helix and exits by a different path,” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 107, no. 9, pp. 4081-6, 2010.

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