Tricia LeVan
  • Director, Facility for Mutation of Methylation Analysis
  • Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology , University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Dr. Levan's research interests include:  genomic medicine, genetic epidemiology, gene by environment interactions in COPD and asthma, functional genomic studies, and genetic and epigenetic influences of pathogen colonization in the lung.

Featured Publications

Boissy RJ, Romberger DJ, Roughead WA, Weissenburger-Moser L, Poole JA, LeVan TD. Shotgun pyrosequencing metagenomic analyses of dusts from swine confinement and grain facilities. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 18;9(4):e95578. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095578. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 24748147; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3991671.

Hanson C, Lyden E, Weissenburger-Moser L, Furtado J, Romberger D, LeVan TD. Serum Level of Nutritional Antioxidants are Decreased in Veteran Smokers with COPD. Journal of Military and Veterans Health 2017;25(2):26-34.

Weissenburger-Moser LA, Sinha R, PhD, Smith LM, Heires AJ, Romberger DJ, LeVan TD. Short term dynamics of the lung microbiome in COPD. Plos One. 2017 In press.

LeVan TD, Smith LM, Heires AJ, Mikuls TR, Meza JL, Weissenburger-Moser LA, Romberger DJ. Interaction of CD14 haplotypes and soluble CD14 on pulmonary function in agricultural workers. Respir Res. 2017 Mar 16;18(1):49. doi:10.1186/s12931-017-0532-y. PubMed PMID: 28302109; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5353891.


Smith LM, Weissenburger-Moser LA, Heires AJ, Bailey KL, Romberger DJ, LeVan TD. Epistatic effect of TLR-1, -6 and -10 polymorphisms on organic dust-mediated cytokine response. Genes Immun. 2017 Mar;18(2):67-74. doi: 10.1038/gene.2016.51. Epub 2017 Jan 26. PubMed PMID: 28123183; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5407948.