Prof.Gomika among those feted as Houston University's rising leaders

Sri Lankan born professor Gomika Udugamasooriya is among four University of Houston professors who have been named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for their achievements in innovation that are making an impact around the world.

James Briggs, Triantafillos Mountziaris, Shishir Shah and Gomika Udugamasooriya are among 95 academic inventors from institutions around the country chosen as rising leaders in their fields with “success in patents, licensing and commercialization” and for producing “technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society,” the University of Houston in a statement said.

“Gomika Udugamasooriya, associate professor of medicinal chemistry in the College of Pharmacy, developed a novel drug discovery technology, and identified patented peptoid drug-lead compounds that have both therapeutic and diagnostic applications in cancer, COVID-19, rheumatoid arthritis, sepsis and macular degeneration.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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