Indika Edirisinghe, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor and Senior Scientist at the Institute of Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, IL. Dr. Edirisinghe has been involved in research on the health effects of polyphenolic compounds for over 10 years. His primary area of interest is the effect of polyphenolic compound on endothelial function, blood pressure regulation, insulin resistance, inflammatory and oxidative stress responses during acute and chronic interventions. The research approach includes human cell culture, animal models and human clinical trials.
Dr. Edirisinghe received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He then pursued postdoctoral training in cardiovascular biology/ nutrition at the University of California Davis, CA and the University of Rochester, NY. Dr. Edirisinghe is a member of the American Physiological society, Obesity society and Institute of Food technology. Dr. Edirisinghe has published various articles in top Journals such as the Clinical Science, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Antioxidant and redox signaling, British journal of Nutrition and Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry to name a few.