Dr. Nix is a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, who also is associated with the UA Division of Infectious Diseases in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. He received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy in 1982 and doctorate (PharmD) in 1984 from the University of Georgia. From 1984-86, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious disease pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetics at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
From 1986 to 1996, he served as program director, antimicrobial research, assistant director, and associate director of the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, Millard Fillmore Hospital. Dr. Nix was responsible for directing the Clinical Pharmacology Unit and carrying out clinical and laboratory research involving antimicrobial drugs.
Dr. Nix joined the University of Arizona Faculty in 1996. Current responsibilities include teaching (infectious diseases), serving as an infectious disease clinical pharmacist (Banner-University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona), and research. Research interests have included the development of an orphan drug (Nikkomycin Z) for treatment of Valley Fever.
Dr. Nix has authored or contributed to more than 90 research papers. He is Board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and Applied Pharmacology (American Board of Clinical Pharmacology). He has been a member/alternate member of the UA IRB for more than 12 years and is currently in charge of site review for human research at the College of Pharmacy.