Dr. Christopher Murphy received his BS, DVM and PhD degrees from Cornell University. He then went onto the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) for his residency training in Comparative Ophthalmology at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Chris previously served as a Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he is currently a Professor at UC Davis. Dr. Murphy has received a number of awards including the lifetime achievement award for research from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pfizer award for research excellence. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications to his credit, and is the co-founder of Platypus Technologies LLC, a biotech startup based on the use of liquid crystals for reporting molecular interaction with nanostructured surfaces. Chris is also an avid fly fisherman, hobbyist blues harmonica player and co-author of the children’s book, Lucille Lost.
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