Leena Kariapper

About Leena Kariapper

  • Leena Kariapper

    Undergraduate university: University of Malaya (B. Sc. Genetics and Molecular Biology), University College London (M.Sc. Cancer)
  • Thesis: Structure and repression mechanisms of plant MYC complexes: structural basis for MYC repressor-activator transition
  • Mentor: Karsten Melcher, Ph.D.
  • Experience: The use of Epstein-Barr Virus p18 inclusion bodies in an in-house enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (B.Sc.) and Investigating the differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells into macrophages (M.Sc). I have experience working with a mice model study investigating the anti-cancer properties of an edible herb Morinda Citrifolia (Noni fruit) during my internship at University Putra Malaysia. After finishing my undergraduate studies, I worked for my thesis supervisor, optimizing IHC staining for candidate metastasis markers in breast cancer.
  • Hometown: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Hobbies: Biking, reading, watching BuzzFeed Unsolved Network shows, sketching, writing poetry, exploring new places