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Varuni Jamburuthugoda

Assistant Professor
Integrated Science Center 355

Dr. Varuni Jamburuthugoda has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2018.

Office Hours Fall 2020

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D in Biochemistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2006

  • B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Colombo, 2001

Research Interests

  • Transposable elements

  • Infectious diseases


  • BIOL 300: Cell Biology

    An introduction to molecular and structural organization of the eukaryotic cell. Topics include: the plasma membrane, internal membranes, synthesis of proteins, membrane bound organelles, photosynthesis and respiration, the cytoskeleton and motility, cell growth and division, hormones and receptors, and nerve cells and electrical properties of membranes. Prerequisites: Proficiency in Basic Requirement. BIOL 222 and CHEM 211 or CHEM 223.

  • BIOL 335: Foundations of Biochemistry

    This course will introduce the principles of biochemistry to students who have a strong interest in biology. The course is a one semester survey of the chemistry of living organisms that will focus on metabolic regulation and pathway integration. It will also incorporate elements of molecular evolution as it relates to protein structure/function. Prerequisite: Proficiency in Basic Requirement. BIOL 117, BIOL 119 and (CHEM 211 or CHEM 223). Offered every fall.