Personal details

Dr Arutha Kulasinghe
Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences,
Research - 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)

Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)

Australian Metastasis Research Society (OZMRS)

Brisbane Life Science ECR Symposium (BLISS)

EMCR Forum

* 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 and the GPRWMF.


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