Priya N. Werahera, PhD

Research Assistant Professor


  • BS University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 1982

  • BS Council of Engineering Institutions (CEI) 1983

  • MS Oregon State University, Oregon 1986

  • PhD Colorado State University, Colorado 1994


Postdoctoral Education:

  • Research Fellowship: Department of Pathology and Division of Urology, UCD, 1995-1998.

  • Fellowship: Department of Surgery-Division of Urology, UCD, 1992-1994.


Priya Werahera, PhD
Priya N. Werahera, PhD

Teaching Roles:

  • Faculty Advisor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 06/2007-06/2008

  • Senior Design Project Advisor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 08/2006-06/2007


Research Activities:

  • Applications in Biomedical and Biotechnology areas of natural history and mechanisms of carcinogenesis including inflammation, oxidative stress, genetics; proteomics applications in cancer biomarkers; disease progression by image and texture analyses; nano biotechnologies for imaging, diagnosis and therapeutics; 3D TRUS guided needle biopsy protocols; optical spectroscopy for disease diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer; etiology and progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Computer architecture and parallel processing, Digital signal and image processing, Real-time computer control systems, embedded computing systems, Microprocessor-based system designs, Computer Networks, Simulations and statistical modeling.

Selected Publications:   Journal Articles in Pub Med (

Office Location:

 RC1: L18-5112


Mailing Address:

Department of Pathology, Mail Stop 8104

University of Colorado Denver

P.O. Box 6511

Aurora, CO 80045

Contact Information:


Telephone: (303) 724-3784

Cell Phone:  (303) 859-6255

Fax:          (303) 724-3477