Prasanjali Imalka Wanigasekara Rathnayaka-Mudiyanselage, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Genetics
Moon Lab

Areas of Interest

My research interests are broadly focused on RNA biochemistry and ribonucleoprotein (RNP) condensates in human neurological diseases.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI) Postdoctoral Advancement Scholar (2023)
  • Poster Award Winner, 22nd Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium, Wayne State University (2021)


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan (Present)
  • Ph.D in Chemistry, Wayne State University, USA (2023)
  • B.Sc. Special Degree in Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (2016)

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Nandana, V.*; Rathnayaka-Mudiyanselage, I. W.*; Muthunayake, N. S.; Hatami, A.; Mousseau, C. B.; Ortiz-Rodríguez, L. A.; Vaishnav, J.; Collins, M.; Gega, A.; Mallikaarachchi, K. S.; Yassine, H.; Ghosh, A.; Biteen, J. S.; Zhu, Y.; Champion, M. M.; Childers, W. S.; Schrader, J. M. The BR-Body Proteome Contains a Complex Network of Protein-Protein and Protein-RNA Interactions. Cell Reports 2023, 42 (10), 113229. (Co-first author*)
  • De Araújo, H. L.; Picinato, B. A.; Lorenzetti, A. P. R.; Muthunayake, N. S.; Rathnayaka-Mudiyanselage, I. W.; Dos Santos, N. M.; Schrader, J.; Koide, T.; Marques, M. V. The DEAD-Box RNA Helicase RhlB Is Required for Efficient RNA Processing at Low Temperature in Caulobacter. Microbiol Spectr 2023, e01934-23.

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