David Austin Nix, PhD
David Nix, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and co-director of the Bioinformatics Shared Resource located at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). He is an HCI investigator and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program.
As a molecular and computational scientist, Nix uses microarray and next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies to address fundamental questions about molecular biology and genomics, as well as to improve the care of cancer patients through personalized medicine.
Nix received his PhD in cell and molecular biology from the University of Utah, where he studied intracellular signaling in mammalian systems. During his postdoctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, his research focus turned to epigenetics and bioinformatics. Nix joined the Bioinformatics Shared Resource in 2007 to develop computational algorithms and software tools to analyze next generation sequencing experiments (USeq) and cutting-edge tools for NGS data visualization and data distribution (GenoPub and GNomEx).