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Dr. Arutha Kulasinghe

Dr. Arutha Kulasinghe

Dr Arutha Kulasinghe completed his Bachelor of Science and Honours majoring in Medical Microbiology at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). In 2013, 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 cancers. Dr Kulasinghe is supported by a number of funding agencies including the NHMRC and Cure Cancer, and has published his work in over 25 Cancer/Oncology journals with National/International presentations.

In the GPRWMF conjoint grant, Dr Kulasinghe aims to spatially map head and neck tumours to understand the tumour/immune contexture using novel digital spatial mapping technology. This data may be a powerful tool to determine a personalised course of treatment for individual head and neck cancer patients.

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Other GPRWMF awards received by awardee Year
Conjoint GrantIdentification of predictive biomarkers for immune checkpoint blockade in head and neck cancer2020