Dr Nihal Bandara

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Dentistry
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliated Postdoc Research Fellow

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 58031


A molecular microbiologist specialized in microbiology and molecular biology with the subspecialties in mycology, bacteriology, microbial genetics and proteomics, pharmaceutics and dentistry, who is looking forward to discover, develop and validate novel molecular and microbiological methodologies for next generation diagnostic applications and instrumentation.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong


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Book Chapter

  • Samaranayake, Sam, Bandara, Nihal and Prabhu, Soorebettu Ramananda (2016). Oral mucosal infections. In Handbook of oral diseases for medical practice (pp. 235-259) New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

  • Ellepola, Arjuna N. B., Bandara, H. M. H. N. and Smyth, Hugh D.C. (2013). Inhalation and topical steroid therapy and oral candidiasis: a brief overview. In Felipe Contreras and Pedro Fuentes (Ed.), Candidiasis: Epidemiology, Symptoms and Treatment Options (pp. 165-178) New York, NY United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Ellepola, Arjuna N. B. and Bandara, H. M. H. N. (2013). Usage of chlorhexidine as an adjunct therapy in oral candidal infections. In Leon V. Berhardt (Ed.), Advances in Medicine and Biology (pp. 53-74) New York, NY United States: Nova Science Publishers.

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