Professor Kum Kum Khanna

Honorary Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine



  • PhD, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
  • Master of Science, Panjab University
  • Bachelor of Science, Panjab University


  • Ratnayake, G., Bain, A. L., Fletcher, N., Howard, C. B., Khanna, K. K. and Thurecht, K. J. (2018) RNA interference to enhance radiation therapy: targeting the DNA damage response. Cancer Letters, 439 14-23. doi:10.1016/j.canlet.2018.09.011

  • Kalimutho, Murugan, Sinha, Debottam, Jeffery, Jessie, Nones, Katia, Srihari, Sriganesh, Fernando, Winnie C., Duijf, Pascal H. G., Vennin, Claire, Raninga, Prahlad, Nanayakkara, Devathri, Mittal, Deepak, Saunus, Jodi M., Lakhani, Sunil R., López, J Alejandro, Spring, Kevin J., Timpson, Paul, Gabrielli, Brian, Waddell, Nicola and Khanna, Kum Kum (2018) CEP55 is a determinant of cell fate during perturbed mitosis in breast cancer. EMBO Molecular Medicine, 10 9: e8566. doi:10.15252/emmm.201708566

  • Sinha, Debottam, Kalimutho, Murugan, Bowles, Josephine, Chan, Ai-Leen, Merriner, D Jo, Bain, Amanda L, Simmons, Jacinta L, Freire, Raimundo, Lopez, J Alejandro, Hobbs, Robin M, O'Bryan, Moira K and Khanna, Kum Kum (2018) Cep55 overexpression causes male-specific sterility in mice by suppressing Foxo1 nuclear retention through sustained activation of PI3K/Akt signaling. The FASEB Journal, 32 9: fj201701096RR-4999. doi:10.1096/fj.201701096RR

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Saunus, J. M., Quinn, M. C. J., Patch, A. M., Pearson, J. V., Bailey, P. J., Cloonan, N., Nones, K., Miller, D., Mariasegaram, M., Lau, Q., Jeffree, L., Khanna, K. K., Chenevix-Trench, G., Grimmond, S. M., Simpson, P. T., Waddell, N. and Lakhani, S. R. (2015). Genomic and transcriptomic landscapes of human brain metastases. In: 15th International Biennial Congress of the Metastasis Research Society, Heidelberg, Germany, (236-236). June 28th–July 1st, 2014. doi:10.1007/s10585-015-9708-3

Other Outputs

  • Khanna, K.K. and Tibbetts, R. (2003) DNA damage response in David N. Cooper (eds.) Nature encyclopedia of the human genome. London, UK: Nature Publishing Group

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision