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CV

1990
M.B.B.S., Bachelor of Medicine,
Bachelor of Surgery
North Colombo Medical College, Sri Lanka

1993
M.S. in Biological Sciences
University of Oregon, Oregon, USA

1998
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
University of Oregon, Oregon, USA
Thesis: Genetics, ecology, and conservation of the Asian elephant

1998 - 1999
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
University of Oregon, Oregon, USA

1999 - 2002
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University, New York, USA

2002 - 2009
Program Coordinator
Applied Wildlife Science, Wildlife Trust, USA

2002 - 2004
Associate Research Scientist
Columbia University, New York, USA

2003 - 2004
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Columbia University, New York, USA

2004 - 2008
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Columbia University, New York, USA

2000 - now
Member
Asian Elephant Specialist Group of the IUCN

2004 - now
Scientist and Trustee (Chairman)
Centre for Conservation and Research, Sri Lanka

2005 - now
Research Associate
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, USA

2009 - now
Editorial Board Member
‘Gajah’ - Journal of the Asian Elephant Specialist Group