Channa R. De Silva

Channa De SilvaDepartment of Chemistry and Physics
Assistant Professor, Bioinorganic Chemistry

Phone: 828-227-3637
Office Address: 213 Natural Sciences Building


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2007   
  • B.Sc., University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2001 


Areas of Interest:

Bioinorganic chemistry; development of lanthanide-based imaging agents for early detection of cancer; computational chemistry; nanotechnology.

Selected Publications:

  • Josan, J. S.; De Silva, C. R.; Vagner, J.; Yoo, B.; Lynch, R.; Pagel, M. D.; Hruby, V.J. “Fluorescent and Lanthanide Labeling for Ligand Screens, Assays, and Imaging “ invited chapter (in press) 2010, Methods in Molecular Biology-Protocols - Special Issue on Drug Design and Discovery.
  • De Silva, C. R.; Vagner, J.; Lynch, R.; Gillies, R. J.; Hruby, V. J. “Optimization of Time-Resolved Fluorescence Assay for Detection of Eu-DOTA-labeled Ligand-Receptor Interactions” Analytical Biochemistry 2010, 398, 15. 
  • De Silva, C. R.; Smith, S.; Shim, I.; Pyun, J.; Gutu, T.; Jiao, J.; Zheng, Z. “Lanthanide(III)-Doped Magnetite Nanoparticles” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, 6336.
  • De Silva, C. R.; Li, J.; Zheng, Z.; Corrales, L. R. “Correlation of Calculated Excited-state Energies and Experimental Quantum Yields of Luminescent Tb(III) ß-diketonates” (with front cover artwork) Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2008, 112, 4527.
  • De Silva, C. R.; Maeyer, J.R.; Wang, R.; Nichol, G.S.; Zheng, Z. “Adducts of Europium ß-diketonates with Nitrogen p,p’-disubstituted Bipyridine and Phenanthroline Ligands: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Luminescence Studies” Inorganica Chimica Acta 2007, 360, 3543.

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