Graduate Spotlight: Bioengineer Nuttada Panpradist on Leading Advances in HIV Testing and Treatment

Nuttada Panpradist

Nuttada Panpradist

North Seattle College graduates like Nuttada Panpradist are making a difference in our community and beyond, and demonstrating the power that open access education provides for all.

Nuttada came to North in search of a career change. She earned an associate degree and certificate at North and, through her program, completed an internship at the University of Washington that opened the door for her. Nuttada recently completed a fellowship at Stanford University and she’s now earning her PhD in bioengineering and a certificate in Integrated Global Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children in the School of Public Health at the UW.

She’s leading HIV research and is in the process of developing a credit card-sized diagnostic test that could drastically reduce the time and costs it takes to diagnose the virus and provide patients with personalized treatment recommendations. Her work on this has been nationally recognized and, in 2017, she became the first UW student to win a coveted $50,000 technology grant from Massachusetts General Hospital. This month, Nuttada was invited to join a panel in Washington, D.C., with members of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID—the world premier international development agency—and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP—one of the largest patent law firms, at the VentureWell OPEN2019 conference sponsored by Lemelson-MIT foundation. She was invited to discuss opportunities and challenges for developing technologies for global health.

Nuttada is making big leaps in medicine, but she credits North to getting her where she is.

“Thanks to the support at North and the great faculty there, I’m on my way to completing my PhD in HIV research,” she said.

Posted on: April 2nd, 2019 at 16:34:38

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