Shantha is a Post Doctoral Researcher working on NIR and FTIR spectroscopic/micro-spectroscopic methods for evaluation of single kernels of wheat and for studying various traits of insects. Current research projects focus on developing methods for identification of Fusarium damage and estimation of deoxynivalenol levels in single kernels for Fusarium Head Blight resistance evaluation of wheat germplasm and for species identification and age grading of insect vectors.
Ph.D. - The University of Georgia, 1998
M.S. - University of Philippines at Los Baños, Philippines, 1990
B.S. - University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1984