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D. Nicholas McLetchie Ph.D., Phone: 859-257-6786, Fax: 859-257-1717,  Email:
Department of Biology, 101 Morgan Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40502-0225


Hansika K. Herath 2021 - present

I am an international graduate student from Sri Lanka. My main research interest is on stress adaptation and retaining the memory of stress events in plants using Marchantia inflexa as the study organism. I am specifically interested heat stress. With the increasing climate change, how plants handle heat stress and its underlying physiology and genetic basis can be applicable to improve crop performance. I like to travel and explore new places during the little time I get in between research and teaching. I also love to make desserts, read books, and paint.