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Karthika Sriskantharajah

Arrell Scholar, Plant Agriculture

Karthika Sriskantharajah

Karthika began her undergraduate studies at the University of Peradeniya, followed by her first master’s degree in biotechnology at the Plant Genetic Resource Centre, Sri Lanka. Later she worked at Hiroshima University for a second master’s program, identifying rice cultivars that have the natural mechanisms of salt tolerance to withstand salinity stress. Her PhD, with Dr. Jayasankar Subramanian, focuses on enhancing the product quality of tender fruits to reduce postharvest losses using hexanal.