Nuttada panpradist, phd

university of washington

leading and collaborating with multidisciplinary  

teams to overcome barriers in diagnostics

in and outside labs


Mentoring and teaching the next generation

of scientists and engineers from diverse backgrounds

advocating for equity in careers

and technical education

Photo credit: Mark Stone, University of Washington
Photo credit: Mark Stone, University of Washington
​Introduction/ Enjoy welcoming refreshments
Nuttada Panpradist's Thesis Proposal Talk
OLA-Simple Technologies
Closed door session / Poster Presentation Session
Science/ Social Activity, 1st floor lobby 
OLA-Simple undergraduate student researchers 
Nuttada's Exam Result Announcement 
Relaxing/ Eating continues, 1st floor lobby
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I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the Lutz lab in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. Outside the Lutz lab, I collaborate in projects in the Molecular Information Systems (MISL) lab and the UW Center for Environmental Forensic Science (CEFS). I am a 2022 UW/Fred Hutch CFAR New Investigator Awardee as well as a member of SEATRAC and 2022 UW CoMotion RAISE cohort which partners with WellAcademic.
Profile article by UW College of Engineering
Global research impact: BioE grad student seeks to develop instrument-free diagnostic device to detect HIV infection and drug resistance
Profile article by UW School of Public Health
First bioengineering student who completed the certificate in Global Health for women, adolescent, and children
Profile article by UW Bioengineering
New Ph.D. grad Nuttada Panpradist ready for next challenge: faculty position
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06/24/22 Youth Global Health Innovation Conference Invited Speaker
02/28/22 UW Daily UW opens new center for environmental forensic science
01/25/22 Q13Fox news UW researchers develop fast, highly-accurate COVID-19 test
06/21/21 UW BioE news BioE members win teaching, staff, student research awards
11/16/20 UW College of Engineering A culture of collaboration
08/28/19 North Seattle College Alumna Nuttada Panpradist '13, Biomedical Engineer & HIV Researcher
05/21/18 UW Foster blog Innovation Smorgasbord: seen, heard and tasted at the UW Business Plan Competition
06/01/18 UW BioE news A-Alpha Bio, Nanodropper, OLA Simple finish strong, win $32,500 at 2018 UW Business Plan Competition
03/02/18 GeekWire Student entrepreneurs tackle genetic testing, clinical trials at health startup competition
05/20/18 UW BioE news Robyn Langevin, Solomon Muche, Caleb Perez, Nuttada Panpradist and Ty Youngblood selected for Husky 100 Class of 2018
12/06/17 UW BioE news Nuttada Panpradist presents OLA-SIMPLE HIV drug resistance test in South Africa
07/14/17 UW BioE news Nuttada Panpradist receives Graduate Discovery Fellowship
02/27/17 King5 news UW student wins coveted grant to develop HIV rapid test
10/13/16 UW BioE news Nuttada Panpradist wins $50,000 Third Place APF Student Technology Prize for Primary Healthcare
05/19/16 UW BioE news Wendy Thomas and Nuttada Panpradist receive 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards
06/01/15 UW BioE news 2015 BioE Awards Recipient Profiles: Suzie Pun, Nuttada Panpradist, Ted Chen and Colleen Irvin
Photo credit: Mark Stone, University of Washington
Part of CoE news article - I led the team of ugrad student mentees to win $60000 student prize.
EDucation and training
Bachelor of Engineering
Petrochemicals and Polymeric Materials
Silpakorn University, Thailand
Certificate in Pharmacy Technician
Pima Medical Institute
Washington, USA
Certificate in Nanotechnology
Seattle's Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education
Washington, USA
Predoctoral Research Visiting Scholar
Stanford University
California, USA
Certificate in Global Health in Women Adolescents and Children (Global WACh)
Washington, USA
Ph.D. Bioengineering
Washington, USA

2022 UW Graduate School Gonfaloneier

I was selected as the banner carrier to represent the UW graduate school. This position is called gonfalonier. I led the procession of the PhDs from different departments into the stadium during the commencement. 

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2022 UW Bioengineering Doctoral Speaker 

I represented the 2022 Ph.D. student cohort at the departmental commencement. I gave a speech, sharing my reflections on my journey to bioengineering and the lessons learned.

Subtitles both in English and Thai are available.

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Evaluation of operational characteristics and performance of HIV rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs): Systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature from 2012 to 2020
Leonard Kingwara, Nancy Njebungei Bowen, Nuttada Panpradist, Peter Lokamar, Vera Onwonga Morangi, Rukia Sarah Madada, Emmanuel Nyakeriga, Christabel Awuor, Jonah Onentia Magare, Sarah Masyuko, Rose Wafula, John Ndemi Kiiru
Dying while waiting for a hepatitis B cure? 
(Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2022)
Gonzague Jourdain, Nuttada Panpradist
Current status of point-of-care testing for human immunodeficiency virus drug resistance (Journal of Infectious Diseases 2017)
Horacio A Duarte, Nuttada Panpradist, Ingrid A Beck, Barry Lutz, James Lai, Ruth M Kanthula, Rami Kantor, Anubhav Tripathi, Shanmugam Saravanan, Iain J MacLeod, Michael H Chung, Guoqing Zhang, Chunfu Yang, Lisa M Frenkel
Development of a 3D-printed device and
assay chemistries for tuna identification
student mentees 
MEHER GREWAL (She/Her) (2025 Interlake High School: International Baccalaureate Program)
Mental Health Matters Trainee, TEDxOlympiaHighSchool, Founder of Worth a Shot Youth Aware Magazine 
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LUIZ MARTINS (He/Him) (2023 Henry M. Jackson High School)
Head of Operations for Worth A Shot Youth Aware Magazine 
XUANCHANG HU (He/Him) (2024 B.Eng. Electrical and Computer Engineering)
STEPHEN MACRIS (He/Him) (2024 B.Eng. Electrical and Computer Engineering)
NARA CHEN (She/Her) (2025 Lakeside High School, Seattle)
Medical Science Club Co-Leader, Trained hunter horse rider
SOPHIA REYES LOPEZ (She/Her) (2024 Lakeside High School, Seattle)
Medical Science Club Co-Leader
ANNIKA SAHOTA (She/Her) (2022 M.S. Applied Bioengineering; Cert. Global WACh
2021 B.S. Microbiology, B.A. Biochemistry; Minors in Human Rights and Computational Neuroengineering)

Aspiring physician; RA for Mental Health Matters
BRIAN TRAN (He/Him) (2022 B.S. Bioengineering)
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KYLA TAMASHITA (She/Her) (2022 B.S. Bioengineering, Global Health)

Members of Society of Women Engineers, UW WashPIRG, Timmy Global Health x UW

RIA SONIGARA (She/Her) (2023 B.Eng (Honors)/M.Eng. Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology) Summer Intern from the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University)
KENNETH RUSLIM (He/Him) (2023 B.S. Electrical Engineering, Minor Data Science)
UW Formula One Team Member
ANASTASIA KIM (They/She) (2023 B.S. Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology,
Minor GWSS (Gender, Women & Sexualities Studies)
Korea International Women's Invention Exposition 2018 Gold Medal. MIP Player of the Tournament 2018 Soccer Varsity Striker & Midfielder
BETELHEM YOHANNES (She/her) (2018 B.S. Bioengineering, co-mentor with Dr. James Lai) 2015 Mary Gates Research Scholar, 2016 William P. and Ruth Gerberding/Early Identification Program Scholar. Current medical student at UW.

ANNAPURNI SRIRAM (She/her) (2018 B.S. Bioengineering)

2017 Mary Gates Research Scholar, 2017 President of UW Biomedical Engineering Society.

Current medical student at Pittsburg University.

JONATHAN LIM (He/Him) (2018 B.S. Bioengineering, co-mentor with Amy Oreskovic)

2017 Mary Gates Research Scholar. Current Engineer II at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

DAVID MCINTYRE (He/Him) (2018 B.S. Bioengineering)

2016 Mary Gates Research Scholar, 2016 President of UW Engineering Without Border, 2017 Husky 100, 2017 Member of UW Engineering Without Border. Current Ph.D. student at Boston University.


(Intern from M.S. Mechanical Engineering Program at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand).

Current Postgraduate student at Griffin University in Australia

ANNIE WONG-ON-WING (She/Her) (2017 B.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry)

2016 Mary Gates Research Scholar, ACS Certified, Current medical student at UW

NIKKI HIGA (She/Her) (2017 B.S. Bioengineering)

2015 Mary Gates Research Scholar, Current Ph.D. Candidate at USC

IAN ANDREWS (He/Him) (2016 B.S. Bioengineering) 

2014 Mary Gates Research Scholar, 2015 President of UW Biomedical Engineering Society, 2016 Husky 100. Ph.D. Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Jordan Campbell (He/Him) 

Samuel W A Stewart (He/Him) - Now Medical Student

Isaac So (He/Him) - Now Dental Student at UW

Ongoing projects

Human-in-the-loop Aquarium enabled COVID-19 testing

Collaborators: Dr. Eric Klavins (UW Electrical Engineering), Dr. Steve Haase (Dept of Biology at Duke University)

Feasibility testing of SARS-CoV-2 detection using lyophilized RT-PCR reagents in a laboratory in Zimbabwe

Collaborators: Dr. Justen Manasa and Dr. Vinie Kouamou (University of Zimbabwe)

Feasibility testing of SARS-CoV-2 lyophilized RT-PCR reagents at a pediatric clinic at Georgetown University

Collaborators: Dr. Ruth Kanthula (Georgetown Hospital Pediatric Clinic)

COVID-UP – Outwitting the next COVID-19 testing bottleneck: User adoption of home-based testing

Collaborators: Dr. Matthew Thompson (UW Family Medicine)

V-OLA – an HIV viral load test with a reflexed drug resistance test

Collaborators: Dr. Lisa Frenkel (Seattle Children's Research Institute)

SARS-CoV-2 typing: Fast and simple assay to differentiate COVID-19 variants.

Collaborators: Dr. Anton Pozniak (UK , The President of International AIDS Society), Dr. Santiago Avila-Rios, Dr. Celia Boukadida (CIENI/INER Mexico), Dr. Ricardo Diaz (Brazil), Dr. Natalia Mantovani (Brazil), Dr. Keith Jerome, Dr. Pavitra Roychoudhury (Fred Hutch), Dr. Benjamin Chimakangara (US NIH), Dr. Benjamin Pinsky (Stanford University), Dr. Paul Yager (UW BioE)

Development of novel methods to classify and assign fish populations for conservation purposes

Collaborators: Dr. Lorenz Hauser (UW Fisheries), Dr. Karl Boringer (UW EE/BioE), Dr. Ingrid Spies (NOAA), Dr. Mansour Samadpour and Dr. Youngsil Ha (IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group)

* Projects I initiated and/or managed collaborations independently.


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