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Wyss Institute is proud to have 11 Highly Cited Researchers in 2019

Both Faculty and Staff researchers rank in top 0.1% of cited researchers for the year

By Lindsay Brownell

Web of Science Group identifies scientists whose papers rank in the top 1% of citations in a given field and year in its online citation index, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers. Credit: Adobe Stock

(BOSTON) — Web of Science Group has announced its Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list, which identifies scientists whose papers rank in the top 1% of citations in a given field and year in Web of Science’s online citation index, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers and comprising just 0.1% of researchers worldwide. 11 members of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University are included on the 2019 list, an increase from eight in 2018.

Seven of the 11 are in the “Cross-Field” category, which was created last year to identify highly cited researchers whose publications span multiple disciplines and scientific fields. That category encompasses 40% of this year’s 6,217 researchers, a remarkable proportion for a category only one year old.

This year’s Highly Cited Researchers, organized by award category, are:

Biology and Biochemistry

James Collins, Ph.D., Core Faculty Member

Chemistry

George Whitesides, Ph.D., Core Faculty Member

Cross-Field

Joanna Aizenberg, Ph.D., Core Faculty Member

Sangeeta Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Faculty Member

George Church, Ph.D., Core Faculty Member

Donald Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director

David Mooney, Ph.D., Core Faculty Member

James Weaver, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist

David Weitz, Ph.D., Core Faculty Member

Engineering

Robert Wood, Ph.D., Core Faculty Member

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Samir Mitragotri, Ph.D., Core Faculty Member

“The Wyss Institute continues to demonstrate that its collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach nurtures outstanding researchers and produces top-quality science and engineering, which drives innovation and progress in a broad range of fields,” said one of the highly cited researchers, Donald Ingber, who is also the Founding Director of the Wyss Institute, Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School, the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “We are extremely proud of our faculty and staff, and are honored to be able to call them colleagues.”

Since 2014 Clarivate Analytics, which maintains the Web of Science index, has been pinpointing individual researchers with outsized influence in their fields based on the frequency with which their work is cited in the scientific literature. Tracing publication citations can help reveal which ones impact a given field most. This year’s list continues to recognize researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact, as it includes 23 Nobel laureates, including three announced this year, as well as 57 Clarivate Analytics Citation Laureates – individuals who, through citation analysis, have been identified as researchers “of Nobel class” and potential Nobel Prize recipients.

While this year’s Highly Cited Researchers hail from nearly 60 countries, Harvard University leads as the institution with the greatest number of honorees, with 203 total.

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