University of Nebraska Medical Center


Dr. Todd Wyatt working in his laboratory.

Research Highlights

  • Genetic and pathogen influences on respiratory diseases
  • Functional genomic studies involving gene regulation and single nucleotide polymorphisms
  • Gene by environment association studies
  • Agriculturally-induced airway diseases
  • Regulation of ciliary motility
  • Cilia proteomics
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Effects of combined alcohol use and cigarette smoking on surfactant function
  • How vaping affects the airway epithelium
  • The effects of inhaled agricultural dusts on bone

The division is also actively involved in clinical trials for pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease and cystic fibrosis. Learn how you can participate in UNMC clinical trials.