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Professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology, and environmental sciences and engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ilona Jaspers is a professor with more than 20 years of experience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who specializes in the health effects of inhaled air pollutants and other toxicants 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 & Environmental Medicine, overseeing the training and mentoring of masters and doctoral students as well as postdoctoral fellows and she is the Associated Director for Scientific Development of the Children's Research Institute.


  • –present
    Professor of , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill