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Cardiovascular Researcher Appointed to "Faculty of 1,000" for Expertise in Integrative Physiology

Huxley will pinpoint articles and provide commentary as a member of global academic community

Virginia Huxley, PhD, J.O. Davis Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Research in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology at the MU School of Medicine and director of MU's National Center for Gender Physiology, has been appointed to the integrative physiology section of the Faculty of 1,000 – a global group of experts that identifies and highlights the most groundbreaking papers in the biological sciences.

As an associate member of the Faculty of 1,000, Huxley will select and write commentaries on the most noteworthy articles in the field of integrative physiology. In addition, she will collaborate with other experts in her field to form a recommended reading list of scholarly articles.

"This resource is invaluable to researchers as an online search tool of the most exciting current literature," said Ron Korthuis, PhD, chair of the medical school's Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and George L. and Melna A. Bolm Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Health. "I not only routinely use it in my research but I also use it for teaching in the medical and graduate curricula because it provides insight into areas I'm less familiar with by experts in those fields."

Huxley joined MU's faculty in 1984 as a medical school assistant professor. Her lab's current goal is to understand how nutrients transfer between circulating blood and metabolizing tissue. Understanding the barriers to transference in live tissue will help researchers and caregivers better understand the underlying processes that lead to conditions such as edema or shock.

Huxley has been a senior investigator with Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center since 1993 and with MU's Center for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health since 2003. She became director of the National Center for Gender Physiology at MU in 2005. Among Huxley's many research and teaching activities, she is an associate editor of Frontiers in Vascular Physiology, associate editor for the American Journal of Physiology and a member of an NIH study section on hypertension and microcirculation.
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