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Madushi U Raththagala

Madushi Raththagala is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Skidmore College, where she has been a faculty member since 2017. She graduated with a B.Sc (Honors) from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and, then did her postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins University and University of Kentucky. By using a variety of biophysical and biochemical techniques including X-ray crystallography, small angle scattering, and hydrogen deuterium mass spectroscopy, her lab intends to understand how structure informs function of proteins. Current research projects focus on regulation of reversible starch phosphorylation in transitory starch metabolism. She has expertise in glucan phosphatase family of proteins in plant energy metabolism and neurodegenerative Lafora disease. 

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Expertise
I am happy to share my expertise and experiences on structural biochemistry as a guest speaker. I am also interested in establishing new collaborations that would complement my research program and help students learn new methodologies, develop connections and think across disciplines.
Skidmore College
Structural biology, Biochemistry, Starch metabolism