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Ilona Jaspers
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Ilona Jaspers

Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology
Director
Curriculum in Toxicology
Deputy Director
Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology

Ilona Jaspers is a professor with more than 15 years of experience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who specializes in the effects of ambient air pollutants on respiratory immune disfunction.

Jaspers has established several human in vitro and clinical in vivo models to determine the adverse health effects induced by pollutant exposures. As the deputy director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, Jaspers collaborates extensively with investigators from UNC and the U.S. Environmental Protection agency to conduct translational studies related to air pollution health effects.

Jaspers is also the director of the Curriculum in Toxicology, overseeing the training and mentoring of masters and doctoral students as well as postdoctoral fellows.

Honors and Awards

Young Investigator Award

2004, Inhalation Specialty Section of the Society Of Toxicology

Early Career Award in Inhalation Toxicology

2003, American Chemistry Council

Young Investigator Award

1998, The Oxygen Society

Representative Courses

Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology

Education

BS, Biology, Seton Hall University, 1992

MS, Environmental Health Sciences, New York University Medical Center, 1994

PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, New York University Medical Center, 1997

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