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Patricia Basta, PhD

Patricia Basta, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Facility Director
BioSpecimen Processing Facility
  • 3003 Michael Hooker Research Center
  • CB #7435
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Dr. Patricia V. Basta is a clinical assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Biorepository science research, biomarker discovery and genetic epidemiology are the three current themes of Dr. Basta's research. In the past she has also focused on the effects of drugs of abuse and pesticides on neonatal development.

Dr. Basta is available to lend advice and consultation on all aspects of biospecimen collection, processing, storage and biomarker analysis for large and small epidemiology studies.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Basta has provided guest lectures in epidemiology courses dealing with biomarkers.

Research Activities

Research Interests:
  1. Biorepository science
  2. Genetic epidemiology
  3. Neonatal development

Research Activities:
  1. Biospecimen processing-methods development
  2. Biomarker discovery

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