Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

Dr. K.K.Wijesundara

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Dr. K.K.Wijesundara

Senior Lecturer in Pathology

Office Address :

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science,
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400,
Sri Lanka.

Email :  kavindra77@gmail.com
Phone :  +94812395861(office)
Education :
  • BVSc (Peradeniya)
  • PhD (Osaka Prefecture,Japan)
Research Interests:
  • Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology
  • Molecular pathogenesis of toxic-induced diseases
Publications(selected):
  • M1-/M2-macrophage polarization in pseudolobules consisting of adipohilin-rich hepatocytes in thioacetamide (TAA)-induced rat hepatic cirrhosis. Wijesundera KK, Izawa T, Tennakoon AH, Golbar HM, Tanaka M, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. Exp Mol Pathol. 2016; 101:133-42.
  • Depletion of Hepatic Macrophages Aggravates Liver Lesions Induced in Rats by Thioacetamide (TAA). Golbar HM, Izawa T, Wijesundera KK, Bondoc A, Tennakoon AH, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. Toxicol Pathol. 2016; 4:246-58.
  • M1-/M2-macrophages contribute to the development of GST-P-positive preneoplastic lesions in chemically-induced rat cirrhosis. Wijesundera KK, Izawa T, Tennakoon AH, Golbar HM, Tanaka M, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. Exp Toxicol Pathol. 2015; 67:467-75.
  • Immunohistochemical characterization of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-expressing cells in a rat liver cirrhosis model induced by repeated injections of thioacetamide (TAA). Tennakoon AH, Izawa T, Wijesundera KK, Murakami H, Katou-Ichikawa C, Tanaka M, Golbar HM, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. Exp Toxicol Pathol. 2015; 67: 53-63.
  • M1- and M2-macrophage polarization in thioacetamide (TAA)-induced rat liver lesions; a possible analysis for hepato-pathology. Wijesundera KK, Izawa T, Murakami H, Tennakoon AH, Golbar HM, Kato-Ichikawa C, Tanaka M, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. Histol Histopathol. 2014; 29: 497-511.
  • M1- and M2-macrophage polarization in rat liver cirrhosis induced by thioacetamide (TAA), focusing on Iba1 and galectin-3. Wijesundera KK, Izawa T, Tennakoon AH, Murakami H, Golbar HM, Katou-Ichikawa C, Tanaka M, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. Exp Mol Pathol. 2014; 96: 382-92
  • Inflammatory regulation of iron metabolism during thioacetamide-induced acute liver injury in rats. Izawa T, Murakami H, Wijesundera KK, Golbar HM, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. Exp Toxicol Pathol. 2014; 66: 155-62.
  • Expression of nestin in remodelling of α-naphthylisothiocyanate-induced acute bile duct injury in rats. Golbar HM, Izawa T, Wijesundera KK, Tennakoon AH, Katou-Ichikawa C, Tanaka M, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. J Comp Pathol. 2014 Aug-Oct;151(2-3):255-63.
  • Expressions of Iba1 and galectin-3 (Gal-3) in thioacetamide (TAA)-induced acute rat liver lesions. Wijesundera KK, Juniantito V, Golbar HM, Fujisawa K, Tanaka M, Ichikawa C, Izawa T, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. Exp Toxicol Pathol. 2013; 65: 799-808.
  • Spontaneous Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma in a Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus): Histopathological and Immunohistochemical Findings. Wijesundera KK, Izawa T, Fujita D, Denda Y, Seto E, Sasai H, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. J Toxicol Pathol. 2013; 26: 309-12.
  • Characterization of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-expressing hepatic stellate cells and myofibroblasts in thioacetamide (TAA)-induced rat liver injury. Tennakoon AH, Izawa T, Wijesundera KK, Golbar HM, Tanaka M, Ichikawa C, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. Exp Toxicol Pathol. 2013; 65: 1159-71.
  • Pulmonary dystrophic oxalosis and its possible relation to fibrosis in an aged Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua). Wijesundera KK, Izawa T, Tanaka M, Nakao T, Maezono Y, Ito S, Kuwamura M, Yamate J. J Vet Med Sci. 2013; 75: 365-8.