Charitha A. Jayasinghege, Ph.D.

Professional activities / interests

  • Plant molecular biology
  • Plant hormones
  • Biotic and abiotic stress responses in plants

Education and awards

Ph.D (2017) Plant Sciences, University of Alberta


Key publications

  • Jayasinghege CPA, Ozga JA, Waduthanthri KD, Reinecke DM (2017) Regulation of ethylene-related gene expression by indole-3-acetic acid and 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid in relation to pea fruit and seed development. Journal of Experimental Botany 68, 4137–4151
  • Savada RP, Ozga JA, Jayasinghege CPA, Waduthanthri KD, Reinecke DM (2017) Heat stress differentially modifies ethylene biosynthesis and signaling in pea floral and fruit tissues. Plant Molecular Biology 95, 313–331
  • Jayasinghege CPA, Ozga JA, Nadeau CD, Kaur H and Reinecke DM, (2019) TIR1 auxin receptors implicated in the differential response to 4-Chloroindole-3-acetic acid and indole-3-acetic acid in developing pea fruit.  Journal of Experimental Botany 70, 1239-1253
  • Li S, Jayasinghege CPA, Guo J, Zhang E, Wang X, Xu Z. (2021) Comparative Transcriptomic Analysis of Gene Expression Inheritance Patterns Associated with Cabbage Head Heterosis. Plants 10(2):275. doi: 10.3390/plants10020275

Research facility

6947 Highway 7
PO Box 1000
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A2


  • Member, International Plant Growth Substances Association
  • Member, International Society for Horticultural Science