Outstanding Alumni Award 2009
- 2001 Ph.D., Physics, Purdue University
Dr. Christopher Tong recently completed a career as a statistical consultant at Merck Research Laboratories, working primarily with basic research (drug discovery). He was involved in a wide range of collaborations, including molecular modeling, drug metabolism, medical imaging, cardiovascular diseases, and more. As a member of one such collaboration (ultrasound imaging), he received a 2008 Merck Animal Alternatives Award. During his Purdue years, he was involved in fluid dynamics research with Alexander Gluhovsky and Ernest Agee in the Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, as well as research on cochlear mechanics with Arnold Tubis (Physics) and Glenis Long (Audiology & Speech Sciences). Chris received his Ph.D. from Purdue in 2001.