Dr. Neluwa-Liyanage R. Indika

Dr. Indika, Neluwa-Liyanage is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. His research focuses on pathogenesis and metabolic profile of autism spectrum disorder. He has also collaborated actively with international researchers in the field of inherited metabolic disorders.

Dr. Indika, Neluwa-Liyanage is a lecturer in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He also teaches scientific basis of music therapy and dancing as a visiting lecturer. His current research focuses on metabolic profile of autism spectrum disorder. He has also collaborated actively with international researchers in the field of inherited metabolic disorders, particularly porphyria, cytic fibrosis, lipin-1 deficiency and mucopolysaccharidosis type IV A.  He is particularly interested in formulating medical hypotheses based on empirical evidence. 

After being graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, he served as a clinical research assistant at South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC).

 

 

Selected publications

Indika NLR, Deutz NEP, Engelen MPKJ, Peiris H, Wijetunge S, Perera R. Sulfur amino acid metabolism and related metabotypes of autism spectrum disorder: A review of biochemical evidence for a hypothesis. Biochimie. 2021;184:143-157. doi: 10.1016/j.biochi.2021.02.018.

Indika NLR, Vidanapathirana DM, Jasinge E, Waduge R, Shyamali NLA, Perera PPR. Lipin-1 Deficiency-Associated Recurrent Rhabdomyolysis and Exercise-Induced Myalgia Persisting into Adulthood: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Case Rep Med. 2020;2020:7904190. doi: 10.1155/2020/7904190.

Indika NLR, Vidanapathirana DM, Dilanthi HW, Kularatnam GAM, Chandrasiri NDPD, Jasinge E. Phenotypic spectrum and genetic heterogeneity of cystic fibrosis in Sri Lanka. BMC Med Genet. 2019;20(1):89. doi: 10.1186/s12881-019-0815-x.

Indika NLR, Kesavan T, Dilanthi HW, Jayasena KLSPKM, Chandrasiri NDPD, Jayasinghe IN, Piumika UMT, Vidanapathirana DM, Gunarathne KDAV, Dissanayake M, Jasinge E, Arachchi WK, Doheny D, Desnick RJ. Many pitfalls in diagnosis of acute intermittent porphyria: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2018;11(1):552. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3615-z.

Jasinge E, Kularatnam GAM, Dilanthi HW, Vidanapathirana DM, Jayasena KLSPKM, Chandrasiri NDPD, Indika NLR, Ratnayake PD, Gunasekara VN, Fairbanks LD, Stiburkova B. Uric acid, an important screening tool to detect inborn errors of metabolism: a case series. BMC Res Notes. 2017;10(1):454. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2795-2.

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Sri Lanka
Role: 
Lecturer
Department: 
Department of Biochemistry
Languages: 
English
Sinhala
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