Dr. Thurayratnam Chenthuran - BVSc (Peradeniya) PhD (Colombo)

Senior Lecturer (GrII)
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.

Field of specialization/ research interest:  Medical Genetics, Gross Anatomy, Medical
education

Other interests: Research ethics

    1. Senior Lecturer (Grade II) From 01.08.2013 to date
    2. Lecturer (Probationary) From 01.12.2005 to 31.07.2013

    Administrative positions

    • Head of the Department of Anatomy From 01.08.2015 to 31.07.2018
    • Acting Head of the Department of Anatomy From 01.05.2015 to 31.07.2015

     

    Current positions / appointments

    International level

    1. Appointed as a Visiting Professor at Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital,
      Chennai, India for an appointment term beginning from June 2018 to May 2021.
    2. Appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of Bharath Institute of
      Higher Education and Research, India.

    National / Institutional

    1. Representative of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna to the Board of Study in
      Basic and Medical Sciences at Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of
      Colombo.
    2. Member of the Board of Study in Medical Sciences of the Faculty of Graduate studies of
      the University of Jaffna.
    3. Chairperson of the “Information Technology and Library Monitoring and Development
      Committee” at Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.
    4. Member of the Advisory Committee for Personal and Professional Development Stream
      (PPDS) at Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.
    5. Member of the Research and Higher Degrees Committee (RHDC) at Faculty of
      Medicine, University of Jaffna.
    6. Member of the Medical Education Cell (MEC) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of
      Jaffna.
    7. Member of the Programme Review Committee for the Faculty of Medicine, University
      of Jaffna.
    8. Member of the University business linkage (UBL) cell of Faculty of Graduate studies of University of Jaffna
    9. Student Counsellor of the University of Jaffna

    Past appointments

    1. Representative of the Faculty of Medicine to the “Sports Advisory Board” of the
      University of Jaffna.
    2. Member of the Ethics Review Committee (ERC), Faculty of Medicine, University of
      Colombo
    3. Member of the management committee of the Forum for Ethics Review Committees of
      Sri Lanka (FERCSL).
    4. Representative of the Faculty of Medicine to the Senate of the University of Jaffna
    5. Member of Ethics Review Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
    6. Member of the “Scholarship and fellowship committee” at Faculty of Medicine,
      University of Jaffna
    7.  Member of the Subcommittee on Quality Assurance
    8.  Person in charge (PIC) for the Activity 1 of the IRQUE/OEF/Medical Study Program

     International

    1. Chenthuran, T., Galhenagey, G.H., Jayasekara, R.W. and Dissanayake, V.H., 2014.
      Polymorphism in the epidermal growth factor gene is associated with pre‐eclampsia and low
      birthweight. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 40(5), pp.1235-1242. DOI:
      10.1111/jog.12362.
    2. Rajendraprasad, R. Pancharajah , Chenthuran, T. Bilateral variation in the Arterial pattern of
      the upper limbs in a cadaver. Anatomical Adjuncts. 2007 September; 5(1): 1- 4. ISSN: 0971
      – 7870.

    Abstract

    1. Chenthuran T, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW.  Association of variants in the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) gene with birth weight of babies. 42nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. November 13-15, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2009,31(1):74).
    2. Chenthuran T, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Association of epidermal growth factor (EGF) gene variations and pre-eclampsia. 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. March 18-21, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Ceylon Medical Journal 2009, 54 (supple 1):34)
    3. Chenthuran T, Jayasekara RW, Dissanayake VHW. Association of epidermal growth factor (EGF) gene variations and pre-eclampsia. International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences. September 16 -18, 2009. Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstracted in the Proceedings of the Conference:32)

    Books

    Dissanayake VHW, Gunatilake M, Chenthuran T, Jayamanne NMM [Editors]. Guidelines for Ethics Review of Research Proposals Involving Animals in Sri Lanka. Forum of Ethics Review Committees, Sri Lanka.Colombo.2009

    • Life member of the Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna

    Teaching 

    Teaching Human Anatomy for the

    1. undergraduate Medical students of University of Jaffna
    2. undergraduate Allied Health Science students (Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor
      of Nursing and Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences) of University of Jaffna
    3.  undergraduate Bachelor of Siddha Medicine Students (BSMS) of University of
      Jaffna
    4.  students who follow the Public Health Diploma Course

     

    1. Teaching molecular biology/ Biotechnology/Medical genetics for the undergraduate
      Medical Laboratory Science (AHS) students of University of Jaffna (fourth year
      second semester).
    2. Teaching Pharmaceutical Biotechnology for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (AHS)
      (fourth year second semester) students of University of Jaffna