Biology & Marine Biology

Faculty & Staff


Chamindika Siriwardana, Lecturer

Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
M.S., Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
B.S. Botany, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Friday Hall 2015 | (910) 962-3487 |
601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Research Interests:

My research explores the function of a transcription factor family called NUCLEAR FACTOR Y (NF-Y). I am primarily interested in understanding the role of NF-Y during carbon and nitrogen partitioning into plant proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Some of the questions I am interested in answering together with undergraduate researchers at UNCW are; what are the specific members of the NF-Y transcription factor family that regulate carbon and nitrogen allocation? Are there other transcription factors that work together with the NF-Y? I use a combination of bioinformatic and molecular genetic tools to answer these questions.

Undergraduate students interested in conducting independent research projects are welcome to contact me.