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Purnima D. Pinnaduwage

Contact Info

LecturerPinnaduwagePurnima D. Pinnaduwage, Ph. D.
Senior Lecturer, BCMB

Office: WLS, F-205: (865-974-7793)

Lab: WLS, F-113 (865-974-2001)


Ph. D. in Biological Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA (1985).
B.S in Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (1980).

Courses Taught

Courses Taught

  • BCMB/Physiology/Nutrition/Cell Biology classes

Courses currently teaching

  • Cell/comparative biochemistry (BCMB) advanced lab course – spectroscopy, protein assays, enzyme assays, protein purification (ion exchange, affinity and gel filtration), Recombinant protein purification, gel electrophoresis(SDS-PAGE) and western blotting, Enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA), polymerase chain reaction (PCR), restriction mapping and recombinant DNA technologies including cloning and transfection.
  • Introductory Biology classes: Basic Cell Biology– organization and function of the cell