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Dr Arutha Kulasinghe
Adjunct Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School of Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Medical Biotechnology, Oncology and Carcinogenesis
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Doctor in Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR Associate Member)

AACR & American Head and Neck Society (AACR AHNS)

Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)

Australian Metastasis Research Society (OZMRS)

Brisbane Life Science ECR Symposium (BLISS)

Nanostring GeoMX Translational Leadership Network (GTLN)

Visium Clinical Translational Research Network (CTRN)



EMCR Forum


tumour microenvironment, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, circulating tumour cells, liquid biopsy, spatial profiling

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Arutha Kulasinghe completed his Bachelor of Science and Honours majoring in Medical Microbiology at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). In 2014, he undertook his PhD studies in the investigation of circulating tumour cells in head and neck cancers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), receiving his doctorate in 2017. In 2019, Dr Kulasinghe began a Peter Doherty NHMRC Early Career Fellowship to develop biomarkers of immunotherapy response in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and lung cancer. His research aims to use spatial analysis of the tumour microenvironment and profiling of liquid biopsy (circulating tumour cells/circulating tumour DNA) to identify biomarkers of response to immune checkpoint inhibitors. Dr Kulasinghe is supported by a number of funding agencies including the NHMRC, Cure Cancer, the PA Research Foundation and the GPRWMF.


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