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Damien Barnette


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Damien Barnette received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.  He worked several years in the biotechnology industry before beginning his doctoral studies at University of Miami under the advisement of Associate Professor Joy Lincoln investigating the role of bHLH transcription factor scleraxis in heart valve development and disease.  In 2014, he relocated to Oxford, where he continues a career in cardiovascular research as a British Heart Foundation postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Professor Paul Riley. 

Damien’s current research interests include elucidating the role of  inflammation in heart repair and regeneration, and the molecular mechanisms that regulate  pro-inflammatory responses after cardiac injury.

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