UC San Diego Researchers Cited Among “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

San Diego., Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 — Twenty-two University of California, San Diego scientists and physicians are among 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. Three of the researchers — Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Jacqueline Kerr, Professor of Pediatrics Rob Knight and Distinguished Professor and Chair of Nanoengineering Joseph Wang — are affiliated with the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute.

Jacqueline Kerr

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.

Scientists and physicians at UC San Diego cited:

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