Patricia Basta, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director UNC BioSpecimen Processing Facility
BioSpecimen Processing Facility Website

3003 Michael Hooker Research Center
Campus Box 7435
Chapel Hill 27599-7435
T: 919-843-3860
Lab: 919-966-7738
F: 919-966-2089


1983 University of Alabama at Birmingham PhD, Micorbiology & Immunology
1977 Smith College AB, Biology

Research Interests

  • Biorepository Science
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Neonatal Development

Research Activities

  • Biospecimen processing-methods development
  • Biomarker discovery

Key publications

Freeman CM, Crudgington S, Stolberg VR, Brown JP, Sonstein J, Alexis NE, Doerschuk CM, Basta PV, Carretta EE, Couper DJ, Hastie AT, Kaner RJ, O’Neal WK, Paine Lii R, Rennard SI, Shimbo D, Woodruff PG, Zeidler M. Curtis JL. Design of a multi-center immunophenotyping analysis of peripheral blood, sputum , and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in the Subpopulation and intermediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS). J. Transl Med. 2015 13(1):19.

Couper D, Lavange LM, Han M, Barr RG, Bleecker E, Hoffman EA, Kanner R, Kleerup E, Martinez FJ, Woodruff PG, Rennard S; for the SPIROMICS Research Group. Design of the Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcomes in COPD Study (SPIROMICS).Thorax. 2014; 69(5):491-4.

O Neal WK, Anderson W, Basta PV, Carretta EE, Doerschuk CM, Barr RG, Bleecker ER, Christenson SA, Curtis JL, Han MK, Hansel NN, Kanner RE, Kleerup EC, Martinez FJ, Miller BE, Peters SP, Rennard SI, Scholand MB, Tal-Singer R, Woodruff PG, Couper DJ, Davis SM. Comparison of serum, EDTA plasma and P100 plasma for luminex-based biomarker multiplex assays in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the SPIROMICS study. J Transl Med. 2014; 12(9):1-9.

Olshan AF, Luben TJ, Hanley NM, Perrault SD, Chan RL, Herring AH, Basta PV, Demarini DM. Preliminary examination of polymorphisms of GSTM1, GSTT1, and GSTZ1 in relation to semen quality. Mutat. Res.,2010; 688 (1-2):41-46.

Basta PV, Bensen JT, Tse CK, Perou CM., Sullivan PF, Olshan, AF. Genetic Variation in Transaldolase I and risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Cancer. Cancer Detection and Prevention 2008; 32(3):200-208.

Basta, PV. Developmental Neurotoxicity and Postnatal Immune Deficits. In Developmental Immunotoxicology. New York, NY. CRC Press, 2004: 285-301.

Key Abstracts

Basta PV, DeJong, H, Lopez A B, Optimized method for DNA extraction from saliva and other non-blood sources. Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, San Francisco, CA, February 9-14, 2014 .

Basta P V, Dominguez R, Heidt P, Castellanos L, Morgan D R. Long-term storage of Puregene® blood cell lysates and DNA extraction processing in a developing nation setting. (talk and poster) CHI Biorepository Conference, December 2012.

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