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Andrew Halayko PhD, FCAHS

Currently accepting students.

Current Position

Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Lung Pathobiology and Treatment

Departments of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics & Child Health; University of Manitoba

Leader and Scientist, Biology of Breathing Theme, CHRIM

Co-Leader, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Youth Research Cluster (DEVOTION)



2016    Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Lung Pathobiology and Treatment

2016    Fellowship, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

2011    Professor, University of Manitoba

2006    Associate Professor, University of Manitoba

2003    Leader, Biology of Breathing Theme, CHRIM

2000    Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba

1997    Ph.D., Physiology, University of Manitoba

1988    M.Sc., Plant Science, University of Manitoba

1983    B.Sc.(Hon)., Biology, University of Winnipeg


Research Focus:

  • Asthma pathophysiology
  • Airway smooth muscle biology
  • Airway inflammation and remodeling
  • Lung tissue repair/fibrosis
  • Airway responsiveness: physiology and pathophysiology
  • Development of new asthma therapies (pre-clinical assessment in murine models)
  • Statins – pleiotropic effects
  • Multi-omics systems biology and bioinformatics: lipidomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics
  • Effects of exposure to environmental pollutants and cigarette smoke