MBBS MRCP(UK) MD PhD FHEA
Chaturaka is a NHMRC investigator (Viral Immunology Systems Program, Kirby Institute), Senior Lecturer (Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences) and a physician. His research focus is on infectious diseases (Hepatitis C, Malaria, Dengue, Coronaviruses and Leptospirosis) and evolutionary biology of RNA viruses. He is also interested in evidence based medicine as an author affiliated to Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, Liverpool, UK. He is currently an associate editor for BMC Infectious Diseases, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Clinical Answers.
Investigator Initiated Research grant, Seqirus Australia (Industry grant), Prevalence of missed Q fever in Australia, 2021-2022
H2Seq: Viral genomics for public health interventions in HIV and HCV - Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), 2021 - 2026
NHMRC Investigator grant (Emerging Leader 1 category), 2020 - 2024
SOMS Early Career Research support grant 2018 -2019
Research Infrastructure Support Scheme (3 grants) , UNSW 2017, 2018