Jayasundara panelist at international health conference, Environmental Factor reports

Nishad Jayasundara, an assistant professor of marine physiology at the University of Maine, was a panelist at the third International Conference on One Medicine One Science in Minneapolis April 29–May 2, Environmental Factor reported. Jayasundara, who studies chronic kidney diseases of unknown origin in Sri Lanka, presented at the conference, which aimed to explore solutions to critical global health issues and promote interdisciplinary collaboration, according to the Environmental Factor, the news outlet of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Jayasundara’s current research involves analyzing zebrafish for genetic markers of kidney damage and comparing risk factors for individuals with and without the disease. “His goal is to pinpoint areas with higher risk, uncover contributing factors, and inform prevention strategies,” the article states.