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

T:(919) 966-8657

ilona_jaspers@med.unc.edu

104 Mason Farm Road

CB# 7310

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

USA

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