Nathan Cherrington, Ph.D. is a Professor and 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arizona. He is the Associate Dean for Research in the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy, Director of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, and Interim Director of the Arizona Board of Regents Center for Toxicology. He received a B.S. in Zoology from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Toxicology from North Carolina State University with an emphasis on xenobiotic metabolism. He then moved to the University of Kansas Medical Center to pursue postdoctoral training in drug metabolism and disposition.  He has taught Drug Metabolism and Disposition, Systems Toxicology, Environmental Health Science, and Advanced Toxicology courses since joining the faculty at the University of Arizona in 2002. Nathan has published over 120 original research papers on the sources of inter-individual variability in drug response. He serves as an associate editor for Toxicological Sciences, and on the editorial board of Drug Metabolism and Disposition. He has served on numerous NIH study sections including chair of the NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee and Severe Adverse Drug Reactions panel, as well as several committees for the Society of Toxicology and the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics. He was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from Brigham Young University and the Achievement Award by the Society of Toxicology. His current research is on the effect of underlying disease states on an individual’s ability to metabolize and eliminate drugs.