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Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, University Program of Environmental Health (UPEH)


Dr. Jordt is Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Psychiatry and research project director and teaching faculty member for the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS).

His main affiliation is with Duke University, where he joined the Department of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine in April 2014.

Research in the Jordt laboratory focuses on mechanisms of chemical sensing and their role in pain, inflammation, respiratory system function and in the adverse health effects of toxic chemicals.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Free University Berlin (1997)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Leading Edge in Basic Science AwardSociety of Toxicology2019
Extension AwardAmerican Asthma Foundation (Sandler Foundation)2009
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)President of the United States2007
Early Excellence AwardAmerican Asthma Foundation (Sandler Foundation)2007
Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (ONES)National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)2006
Young Investigator Award LectureEuropean Society for Neurochemistry2003
Postdoctoral FellowshipGerman National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina1998
Undergraduate FellowshipGerman National Merit Foundation1992

Departments & Organizations