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UCSD Reseachers Among "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds"

By: Maja Gawronska, MA

Twenty-two UC San Diego scientists and physicians are included in the recent 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. Three of those cited are faculty affiliated with the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging: Jacqueline Kerr, PhD; Eliezer Masliah, MD; and Douglas Galasko, MD. 

The listing represents a review of approximately nine million researchers producing upward of two 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 ten-campus University of California had the greatest number of highly cited researchers included in among predominant institutions (160).  



The full listing of UC San Diego scientists and physicians who were included in the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" can be found here.