UCSD News Release: UC San Diego Researchers Cited Among “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

Posted on February 4, 2016 by MFeiock

Three UCSD-SRC Investigators: Drs. Michael Karin (Project 1: Project Leader), Julian Schroeder (Project 7: Project Leader), and Roger Tsien (Core B: Co-Core Leader) are among those named in the 2015 listing of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds", an annual compendium of "Highly Cited Researchers" by Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information company.  

They are recognized along with Twenty-two other University of California, San Diego scientists and physicians. The listing represents a review of approximately 9 million researchers producing upwards of 2 million published studies around the world each year. The authors and their works are recognized as those most often cited by fellow scientists. More than 3,125 scientists are identified in the 2015 edition. Almost half are based in the United States, a representation that far outstrips any other nation. The 10-campus University of California had the greatest number of highly cited researchers among predominant institutions, with 160.

  • Michael Karin, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology. Dr. Karin is the UCSD-SRC Project Leader of "Effects of Superfund Toxicants on Liver Cancer Progenitor Cells". Additionally, his laboratory explores how cells and biological systems function at the molecular level in both health and stressed or diseased states, in particular the role of inflammation. Karin is cited in two categories: immunology and molecular biology.
  • Julian I. Schroeder Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Biology and co-director of UC San Diego’s Center for Food and Fuel for the 21st Century. Dr. Schroeder is also the UCSD-SRC Project Leader of "Molecular Mechanisms of Heavy Metal Detoxification and Accumulation in Plants". His lab focuses on identifying the basic molecular mechanisms by which plants respond to and mount resistance to abiotic stresses.
  • Roger Tsien, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry. Co-Core leader of the UCSD-SRC "Multiscale Imaging and Proteomics Core". Tsien focuses on developing new molecules to image and treat cancer, atherosclerosis and other diseases. His work earned him the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

For the complete list and more on this achievement, please see the full UCSD News Release (2/1/2016)


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