Duane C. Button, PhD, CSEP-CEP, is a basic and applied exercise neuroscientist at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He holds a cross-appointment with the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. He is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
Duane completed both his Bachelor of Kinesiology and Masters of Physical Education at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University. Following his masters he completed a PhD at the Spinal Cord Research Centre, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Winnipeg, Manitoba. His PhD studies focused on the effects of chronic activity and inactivity on the biophysical properties rat spinal motoneurones. Following his PhD he completed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. His post-doctoral studies focused on the effects of exercise on rat brain plasticity prior to and following stroke.