Nathan Cherrington

Associate Dean, Research
Director, Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center
Director, Center for Toxicology
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
1885 Society Distinguished Scholar

Nathan Cherrington, PhD, ATS, associate dean for research and professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology—directs the NIEHS P30 Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center and the NIEHS T32 Training in Environmental Toxicology of Human Disease. He also serves as interim director for the College's Center for Toxicology, and holds joint appointments as professor, Clinical Translation Services and in the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona.

Author of more than 200 journal articles and abstracts about drug metabolism and disposition, especially related to liver damage, Cherrington sits on several editorial boards. The 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar and Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences received 19 grants and holds two patents.

Areas of Research
Adverse drug reaction
Drug metabolism and distribution
Gene expression/polymorphisms
Hepatic and renal ontogeny
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Blood-testis barrier 

Professional Organizations
Society of Toxicology
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics


  • Postdoctoral Training, Toxicology, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2002
  • PhD, Toxicology, North Carolina State University, 1997
  • ​​​​​​​BS, Zoology, Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah), 1993