In 2015, Tuqa Alkhateeb earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (Honors with Distinction) from the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Shortly after, she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy and became a U.S. licensed pharmacist after completing her pharmacy equivalency in Tennessee. Her research interest led her to pursue her Master of Science and subsequently her Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in immunology from East Tennessee State University. Her master's thesis investigated changes in the renal structure and sympathetic innervation in acute septic mice while her doctoral dissertation studied the development of myeloid-derived suppressor cells that promote lethal sepsis-induced immunosuppression.
Alkhateeb is excited to join Lipscomb University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the critical care pharmacy fellow and is looking forward to sharing and enhancing her research, pharmacy, and teaching skills with Lipscomb faculty and students.