UHV Quick Links

University Of Houston-Victoria

Faculty CV

Name: Richard Gunasekera
Position/Title: Professor
Work Address: University of Houston-Victoria
3007 North Ben Wilson
Victoria, Texas 77901
Work Telephone: 361-570-4848 Work Email: gunasekerar@uhv.edu

Educational Background/Training

  • Post Doctorate work Baylor College of Medicine,  Post Doctoral Fellowship,  1998 
  • Ph.D. Baylor University,  Biomedical Studies,  1997 
  • MSci Baylor University,  Biomedical Studies,  1994 
  • MSci University of Houston - Clear Lake,  Chemistry,  1986 
  • B.S. Baylor University,  Chemistry,  1986 

Relevant Teaching Experience

  • Professor & Program Coordinator - Biology, University of Houston - Victoria (2000 - Now)
  • Research Scientist & Group Leader, Texas A&M University - System Health Science Center-Houston (1998 - 1999)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine (1997 - 1998)
  • Doctoral Teaching Associate & Research Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine Center (1992 - 1997)
  • Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, DPS-Vocational Training Institute (1990 - 1992)
  • Analytical Chemist II, EPA & City of Houston (1988 - 1991)
  • Lecturer & Research Fellow, University of Houston - Clear Lake (1987 - 1989)

Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors

    Articles

  • Gunasekera, R. S. (2009). Bioactive molecules from fruits and vegetables significantly potentiate traditional chemotherapy. Acta Horticulturae.
  • Gunasekera, R. S. (2009). In vivo Regulation of Phenylalanine Hydoxylase in the Genetic Mutant hph-1 Mouse Model. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.
  • Gunasekera, R. S. (2009). A Study of Kashin-Beck Disease in the homogeneous population of Tibet in China. European Journal of Human Genetics, 17:2, 247, 2009.
  • Gunasekera, R. S. (2007). Lycopene and Lutein Inhibit Proliferation in Rat Prostate Carcinoma Cells. International Journal of Nutrition and Cancer, 2007 58:2, 171  177.
  • Gunasekera, R. S. (2005). Increases Chemotherapeutic Activity of Anti-tumor drug Camptothecin. Journal of Nutrition, 134 (12): 3521S, 2005.
  • Gunasekera, R. S. (2005). The Significance of Linearity of Quantities in Electrophoresed and Blotted Materials Demonstrated by BandScan¬© - an Analytical Program. Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference, 2005 I:277-8.
  • Gunasekera, R. S. (2005). Differential Anti-Proliferative Activity of Carotenoids on Prostate Cancer Cells and Studies of PSA Expression in Prostate Biopsies. Journal of Nutrition, 134 (12): 3521S, 2005.