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Priya N. Werahera, PhD

Research Assistant Professor


Education:​

  • BS; University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (1982)
  • BS; Council of Engineering Institutions (CEI) (1983)
  • MS; Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (1986)
  • PhD; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (1994)

Postdoctoral Education: 

  • Research Fellowship; Department of Pathology and Division of Urology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado (1995-1998)
  • Fellowship; Department of Surgery-Division of Urology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado (1992-1994)

Teaching Roles:

  • Faculty Advisor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado (2007-2008)
  • Senior Design Project Advisor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado (2006-2007)

Research Activities: 

  • Applications in Biome​dical ​and Biotechnology areas of natural history and mechanisms of carcinogenesis including inflammation, oxidative stress and genetics
  • Proteomics applications in cancer biomarkers
  • Disease progression by image and texture analyses
  • Nanobiotechnologies for imaging, diagnosis and therapeutics
  • 3D TRUS guided needle biopsy protocols
  • Optical spectroscopy for disease diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer
  • Etiology and progression of benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Computer architecture and parallel processing
  • Digital signal and image processing
  • Real-time computer control systems
  • Embedded computing systems
  • Microprocessor-based system designs
  • Computer Networks
  • Simulations and statistical modeling
  • View Research Pag​e​

Recent Publications:

Journal Articles in Pub Med (www.pubmed.gov) 

Office Location:

 Research Complex One - North Tower

 Room 5112

Contacts:

 Email:

 Office Phone:

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 Fax:

Priya.Werahera@ucdenver.edu

(303) 724-3784

(303) 859-6255

(303) 724-3477

Mailing Address:

 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 12800 East 19th Avenue

 Mailstop 8104

 Aurora, CO 80045​​​​​​​​​​​​​​