Andrew Halayko


  • Accepting Students: Yes


Current Positions

Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Internal Medicine, and Immunology
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Lung Pathobiology and Treatment
Leader, Biology of Breathing Theme, CHRIM
Co-Leader, DEVOTION Network


BSc (4Year), University of Winnipeg (1983)
MSc, Plant Science, University of Manitoba (1987)
PhD, Physiology, University of Manitoba (1997)

Research Focus

Our translational research program on asthma pathophysiology supports the development of new therapies, and understanding mechanisms for disease origins in children. We generate new fundamental knowledge of cell and molecular mechanisms using human cell cultures, and assess relevance in pre-clinical research
with small animal models and human subjects.

Research Interests

- Asthma biology and pathophysiology
- Developmental origins of lung disease
- Air pollution, tobacco & cannabis smoke exposure in infant lung health