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Namal Liyanage, PhD


Assistant Professor, Microbial Infection and Immunity
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Biosciences

Contact information:​
788 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT)
460 W 12th Ave, Columbus OH 43210
Phone: (614) 293-9114


Research Interests

Dr. Liyanage’s major research interests are to explore novel strategies to prevent and control chronic viral infections such as HIV through better understanding of the innate and adaptive immune responses. His recent studies have shown the critical role of mucosal innate lymphoid cells and natural killer cells in the prevention of SIV/HIV infections.  ​

Laboratory:  740 Biomedical Research Tower


Michael Duncan

Research Assistant


​Amila Hatharasinghe ​Research Assistant amila.hatharasinghe@osumc.edu

Samuel Cray



​Nicole Reinhold-Larsson ​Undergraduate ​​reinhold.larsson.2@osu.edu