Dr. Neluwa-Liyanage R. Indika

Dr. Indika Neluwa-Liyanage is a lecturer in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. His research focuses on the metabolic alterations underlying autism spectrum disorders and inherited metabolic disorders.

He received the accolade of being invited as a visiting scholar to the Texas A&M University (TAMU) to initiate his research pertaining to the metabolic profile in autism spectrum disorder in collaboration with the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL), TAMU. In addition, he has collaborated actively with international researchers in the field of inherited metabolic disorders (porphyria, cystic fibrosis, lysosomal storage diseases, etc). He has peer-reviewed for a number of international journals including Pediatric Research, PLOS One, BMC Neurology, and Medical Hypotheses. Furthermore, he earned and has maintained the Cochrane membership since 2021.

He studied Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. After graduation he joined the South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC) as a Clinical Research Assistant. He served as a Medical Officer in Chemical Pathology and General Medicine before he moved to academia.

Selected publications

Jasinge E, Fernando M, Indika NLR, Trunzo R, Schröder S, Vidanapathirana DM, Jones PM, Jayasena S, Gunarathne AV, Ratnayake P. Urine Organic Acid Analysis: Key Diagnostic Test for Fumaric Aciduria in a Sri Lankan Child. Laboratory Medicine. 2021 Oct 13. doi: 10.1093/labmed/lmab083

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.


Sri Lanka
Department of Biochemistry
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