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Johanna Smeekens

Johanna Smeekens, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Smeekens joined the Department of Pediatrics as faculty on July 26, 2021. Dr. Smeekens received a BS in Chemistry from Michigan State University in 2012 and received her Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017. Since 2017 she has been a Post Doctoral researcher with the Food Allergy Initiative at UNC. Her research interests include the airway as a route of sensitization to foods through environmental exposure and tracking the genetics of susceptibility to food allergy through novel mouse models. Welcome Johanna!