Assistant Dean for Faculty / Staff Services
Chanaka Mendis is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, where he has been a faculty member since 2004. Chanaka earned his Ph.D. (1999) and M.S. (1996) in Chemistry at Georgetown University in Washington DC after earning his B.Sc. in Chemistry at SUNY/College at Old Westbury in 1992. His research interests lie in the areas of gene profiling, cell death, and signal transduction. Chanaka has served multiple committees at the Department, College and University level and has played an active role in promoting and institutionalizing undergraduate research at UW-Platteville.