Mala Chandani Fernando

Senior Lecturer


  • BSc, (Honors) University of Peradeniya
  • MSc, University of British Columbia
  • Ph. D. University of British Columbia

Research Interests

Current Teaching Program:
I have been involved in laboratory instruction and course development in the following courses:
BISC 366 (Plant Eco-physiology)
BISC 337 (Morphology and Evolution of Vascular Plants)
BISC 429 (Experimental Techniques: Separation Methods)
BISC 457 (Plant Molecular Biology and Biotec hnology)
BISC 329 (Introduction to Experimental Techniques)

Selected Publications:

Glass, Anthony D.M. and Mala Fernando. 1992. Homeostatic processes for the maintenance of the K+ content of plant cells: a model. Israel Journal of Botany. 41: 145-166
Fernando, Mala C., J. Mehroke and A.D.M. Glass. 1992. De novo synthesis of plasma membrane and tonoplast polypeptides of barley roots during short-term K+ deprivation. Plant Physiology. 100: 1269-1276
Fernando, Mala C., J. Kulpa, M.Y. Siddiqi and A.D.M. Glass. 1990. Potassium dependent changes in the expression of membrane-associated proteins in barley roots. 1. Correlation with K+ (86Rb) influx and root K+ concentration. Plant Physiology. 92: 1128-1132


Future courses may be subject to change.