Nada Lukkahatai joined UNLV School of Nursing faculty during summer 2014. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed post-doctoral training at Queensland University of Technology in Australia, and the National Institute or Nursing Research (NINR) at Bethesda, Md.
An accomplished researcher, Lukkahatai focuses on the underlying biological pathways associated with symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Her previous studies involved the underlying mechanisms of acute fatigue among cancer patients receiving radiation therapies, and the biological mechanism of the chronic fatigue and pain among patients with fibromyalgia.
Her research goal is to identify the potential biological targets for symptom management.
As a post-doctoral fellow at NINR, Lukkahatai trained in the areas of symptom biology and symptom management, and developed an expertise in human genomics and proteomics including planning, and collecting biological and behavioral data.
Lukkahatai serves as the secretary of the Phi Omega at Large, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing of Thailand, and is member of the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association.
She also served as an abstracts reviewer for the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association’s 2015 and 2016 annual conference, and has reviewed manuscripts for Arthritis Research and Therapy, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, PLOS ONE, and Proteomes Journal.