Andrew J. Halayko

University of Manitoba, Canada


Andrew J. Halayko is an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Airway Cell and Molecular Biology at the Departments of Internal Medicine, Physiology, and Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. He is also the Leader of the Biology of Breathing Research Group at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. His research has been instrumental in building concepts of phenotype plasticity of airway smooth muscle and its role in asthma pathogenesis. He operates a translational research program using cell biology and physiology and mouse models to investigate mechanisms of airway inflammation, remodeling, and hyperresponsiveness. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles. Current research focus is on caveolins in mesenchymal lung cell biology, the potential for mevalonate cascade inhibitors to treat obstructive airway disease, and the role of S100A8/A9 in severe asthma. He is the Codirector of the Multidisciplinary Training Program in Inflammation and Allergy at the University of Manitoba and is an Executive Committee Member of the National Training Program, IMPACT, from postdoctoral fellows in the area of cardiopulmonary disease. He has been a Member of the National Advisory Committee for Research, Surveillance, and Knowledge Translation for development of the Canadian National Lung Health Framework. Moreover, he is the in-coming Chair for the Canadian Thoracic Society Research Committee and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Lung Association. He is also the Chair-Elect for the Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly of the American Thoracic Society and also sits as the Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee for the assembly.

Biography Updated on 16 September 2009

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