Umanga Gunasekera

PhD candidate
Umanga Gunasekera

Master of Veterinary Public Health, Freie University of Berlin and Chiang Mai University

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Kandy (Sri Lanka), 2011


Umanga is a PhD student in the department of Veterinary Population Medicine. Her focus is on infectious disease, specifically bovine diseases that cause economic losses to farmers. She is enthusiastic to get involved in a career where she can use and share the knowledge she has obtained to help farmers, and see a positive outcome. Umanga grew up in Sri Lanka, and came to the US in order to gain advanced knowledge in the field of veterinary epidemiology.


Foot and mouth disease; bovine infectious disease