Ah-Ng Tony  Kong

Contact Information

William Levine Hall
Office Room #: 226
160 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
Alt Phone: (848) 445-6369

Ah-Ng Tony Kong, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Glaxo Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics; Graduate Director


Lab Affiliation: Kong Lab
Lab URL: https://pharmacy.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/Kong-Lab-Website-03-27-2024.pdf

Education & Training

PhD - Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics - State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
BS - Pharmacy with First Class Standing - University of Alberta, Canada
Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Molecular Biology of Phase I/Phase II Drug Metabolizing Enzymes - National Institutes of Health
Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Cellular and Molecular Signaling of T-cell Activation - National Institutes of Health

Research Interests

Pharmacodynamic of dietary phytochemicals, Cancer prevention by dietary phytochemicals and botanical products
Pharmacokinetics (PK)/Pharmacodynamics (PD) studies and PKPD modeling and simulation
NRF2-mediated Redox Signaling
Mitochondrial Metabolic and Epigenetic Reprogramming.

The impact of Dr. Kong’s research reflected by more than 300 publications with a total citation of more than 36,000, H-Index of 109 and trained more than 80 doctoral students, postdoctoral associates, and visiting scholars with 30 NIH R01 grants funded to date.

Scholarly Activities

Director of the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Current Pharmacology Reports (Springer)
Serving on NIH study section panels



2023 - Rutgers RBHS Chancellor Excellence in Basic Sciences Research Award
2018 - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Highly Cited Researcher - among an elite group recognized for exceptional research performance demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.
2018 – Overseas Visiting Professor, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
2016 - Fellow (Elected), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2014 - Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher – in recognition of ranking among the top 1% of researchers for most cited documents, in Pharmacology and Toxicology
2013 - Visiting Professor, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
2012 - Visiting Professor, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
2011 - Guest Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China
2009-2013 - Elected Member-at-Large, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2004 - Fellow (Elected), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
2003 - Alumni Association Distinguished Visitor” under the Alumni Association Rotating Visiting Professorship Program, The King Edward VII College of Medicine and The Faculties of Medicine, Universities of Malaya and Singapore
1998 - Recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy as Teacher of the Year
1998 - “Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award” from the first professional year class, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
1996 - “Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award” from the first professional year class, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
1994 - Young Investigator Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund