Mahendra De Silva

Mahendra De Silva portrait

Mahendra De Silva is from Sri-Lanka (Ceylon). He was initially trained to be a Veterinarian and received his BVSC degree at the University of Ceylon. After completing the BVSc degree, he came to the United States to follow post- graduate studies. In the United States, he completed the following:

  1. M.S degree in Reproductive Physiology in the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  2. Ph.D degree in Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology-in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Wyoming
  3. Post-doctoral fellowship in Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology at Washington State University

After completing the post-doctoral fellowship, Mahendra worked as a Director of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Laboratories and as an Assistant Professor. After several years in IVF, Mahendra joined the pharmaceutical industry and worked in several therapeutic areas: women’s health, neuroscience, diabetes and hypertension.