New listing of Highly Cited Researchers includes the Biological Sciences School’s Glabe, Hawkins and LaFerla
Thomson Reuters has issued a 2014 update of its Highly Cited Researchers listing of the top 1 percent of scientific researchers. Biological Sciences School professors Charles Glabe, Bradford Hawkins and Frank LaFerla were named among three thousand scientists worldwide as writing the most reports as designated by Essential Science IndicatorsSM. Citations from 2002 to 2012 were evaluated for this new system of ranking based on subject field and the year of publication, recognizing not only the frequency of overall citations but also the number of different publications cited. Researchers included are among what Thomson Reuters calls some of the “world’s leading scientific minds”. According to LaFerla, “This listing is excellent recognition of the Biological Sciences School faculty. Having three professors named among the top 1 percent in the world reflects our school’s standard of academic excellence in research as well as our intention to drive progress in vital fields.” Glabe is a professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Research in his lab focuses on the structure, aggregation and mechanisms of pathogenesis of amyloids in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Hawkins is a professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, focusing on biogeography, macroecology and diversity gradients, the measure of species distribution in non-random patterns. LaFerla, serving as the School of Biological Sciences Dean since January 2, 2014, is a professor of Neurobiology and Behavior. His research interests include the molecular biology of Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegenerative disorders, transgenic and genetically-modified animal models, presenilins and calcium signaling, and learning and memory.
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