National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Associate Director, Basic and Early Translational Research Program
Denis Buxton, Ph.D., is Associate Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), where he leads the Basic and Early Translational Research Program. He earned a B. Sc. in biochemistry in 1977 at University College, London, UK, and in 1980 received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the same institution. Prior to joining NHLBI in 1996, Dr. Buxton served as a research instructor from 1983 to 1985 in the department of biochemistry, at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He then went on to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine where he served as Associate Professor in the Department of Radiological Sciences from 1991-1992, and the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology from 1993 to 1996. Dr. Buxton’s areas of research interest are molecular imaging, nanotechnology, myocardial ischemia and reperfusion, and cell transplantation. He is currently co-chair of the NIH nano Task Force.