Robert Newton


Physiology & Pharmacology

Full Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

BSc - Biochemistry

Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London

PhD - Molecular Genetics

Imperial College London

Post doctoral research Officer

RPMS Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Thoracic Medicine

Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine

Contact information


Office: 403.210.3938

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Office : HRIC4C56

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Administrative Assistant:
Chloe Fowler .
Phone: 403.210.7916

Research and teaching

Research Activities

The primary focus of my research focus is on the mechanisms of anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid action. Glucocorticoids are probably the most important anti-inflammatory drugs available to clinicians and in an inhaled form are central to the management of asthma. However, in other inflammatory conditions, glucocorticoids may be less effective, or often ineffective. Understanding why glucocorticoids work in some inflammatory conditions, but not in others, is central to the ability to improve or supplement glucocorticoid-based anti-inflammatory therapies. Alternatively, understanding when an inflammatory condition will be refractory to glucocorticoid interventions allows the adoption of more effective therapeutic approaches.




  • 2004 - 2009 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator
  • 2005 - 2010 Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Scholar
  • 2010 - 2017 Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (formally AHFMR) Senior Scholar