Dr Arutha Kulasinghe

Queensland University of Technology 

Multidimensional spatial profiling of the tumour microenvironment and liquid biopsy to determine response to immunotherapy 

Immunotherapies have been hailed as a game-changer in the treatment of solid tumours. However, there is currently no means by which to identify whether a patient will respond to therapy. In this project, dr Arutha aims to assess the tumour spatially and genetically, over the course of therapy to develop a means by which to predict response to immunotherapy. In so doing, targeting therapies to those that are likely to achieve the greatest benefit.