Professor, Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Director, Curriculum in Toxicology and Environmental Medicine
Director, Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology
Area of Interest
My primary interest focuses on inhaled toxicants and their effects on the respiratory mucosa. These include ambient air pollutants, woodsmoke, cigarette smoke, and e-cigarettes as well as more complex mixtures such as military burn pits. Using in vitro and human in vivo experimental approaches, my research examines mechanism by which inhaled toxicants modify cells lining the respiratory tract, factors enhancing susceptibility, and potential interventions to reduce severity of disease.
Awards and Honors
- Jeffrey Houpt Innovator Award, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2023
- Mentoring Award, Department of Pediatrics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2021
News and Stories
Rooted: Ilona Jaspers
UNC Lineberger member Ilona Jaspers, MS, PhD, has been contributing to research at Carolina for 26 years.
Noar awarded 5-year, $3.35 million grant to develop, test e-cigarette prevention messaging
Seth Noar, PhD, received the grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to lead a national study to develop and test messages that discourage adolescents from using electronic cigarettes.