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Ilona Jaspers, Ph.D.

Research Interests

We are examining how inhaled pollutants modify respiratory immune and host defense responses. To do so, we are using linked human in vitro and human in vivo experimental models of exposure to woodsmoke, ozone, cigarette smoke, e-cigarette aerosol, and many other air pollutants. Our major goal is to understand mechanisms and modifiers of pollutant-induced respiratory health effects.

Lab Personnel

  • Adam Speen, Ph.D, Research Associate
  • Murphy Liu, Research Specialist
  • Keith Rogers, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Stephanie Brocke, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Aleah Bailey, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Charlotte Love, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Kevin Schichlein, Graduate Research Assistant

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

  • B.S. Seton Hall University, 1992
  • M.S. New York University, 1994
  • Ph.D. New York University, 1997
  • Postdoctoral University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999
  • Joined the Center in 1997

Other Affiliations

  • Adjunct Associate professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Senior Investigator of Respiratory Biology,The Hamner Institutes of Health Sciences
  • Associate/full Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Director, Curriculum in Toxicology and Environmental Medicine