Venura Herath is a professor at the University of Peradeniya where he studies how plants respond to various environmental conditions using novel genomic approaches. He also served as a postdoc at Texas A&M University studying how viruses trigger ER stress.
As a PhD student at the University of Maine, he studied the gene regulatory networks involved in plant responses to low-temperature stress conditions.
In addition to research and teaching, he is passionate about tackling the virally circulating fearmongering pseudoscientific content on social media and other media streams.
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