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Full Name and Degrees: 
Denis Buxton, Ph.D.
Member Role: 
NHLBI Representative
Institutional affiliation: 
NHLBI, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Denis Buxton is Associate Director of the Basic and Early Translational Research Program in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). He received his bachelor’s degree from University College London in biochemistry (1977) and continued on to receive his Ph.D. from the same institution in Biochemistry (1980).

Dr. Buxton joined NHLBI as a senior fellow in 1996. He was appointed Assistant Director of the Heart Research Program in NHLBI's Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases in 2001. In 2005, he was appointed Acting Director of the Heart Research Program. A year later, he became Chief of the Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch.

Dr. Buxton is the author or coauthor of 70+ papers, book chapters, letters, and review articles. He is a Consulting Editor for Cardiovascular Research, and reviewer for several medical journals, including:

American Journal of Physiology
Journal of Biological Chemistry

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Dr. Buxton's work focuses on molecular imaging, nanotechnology, myocardial ischemia and reperfusion and cell transplantation.

Recent publications: 
Current status of nanotechnology approaches for cardiovascular disease: a personal perspective. Buxton DB. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 2009; 1(2):149-155. [[http://wires.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WiresArticle/wisId-WNAN8.html|Abstract]]Nanomedicine for the management of lung and blood diseases. Buxton DB. Nanomedicine 2009; 4(3):331-339. [[http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/nnm.09.8|Abstract]]Nanotechnology in the diagnosis and management of heart, lung and blood diseases. Buxton DB. Expert Rev Mol Diagn 2007; 7(2):149-160. [[http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ftd/erm/2007/00000007/00000002/art00006|Abstract]]The promise of nanotechnology for heart, lung and blood diseases. Buxton D. Expert Opin Drug Deliv 2006; 3(2):173-175. [[http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1517/17425247.3.2.173|Abstract]]Cytokines and late preconditioning. Buxton DB. Cardiovasc Res 2004 1; 64(1):6-8. [[http://cardiovascres.oxfordjournals.org/content/64/1/6.full|Abstract]]
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