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Howard Hughes Leads Hot Research Charts
12 September 2000 7:00 pm
The biomedical research all-stars recruited by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, Maryland, have easily outpaced the competition in publishing prominent papers in molecular biology and genetics in recent years. A new analysis by the Institute for Scientific Information in Philadelphia, which tracks scientific publishing, found that the roughly 300 HHMI-funded researchers--who work at numerous campuses--published papers that other researchers cited more than 76,000 times from 1994 to 1998. That's more than double the number of citations produced by runner-up Harvard University (see table).
The analysis also found that nine of the 17 most cited scientists were HHMI investigators. But the leader of the pack was cell signaling and gene transcription researcher Michael Karin of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Among journals, Cell published the most high-impact papers in molecular biology and genetics, 371; Nature and Science tied for second with 159 each.
|MOST-CITED INSTITUTIONS AND RESEARCHERS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS, 1994-1998|
|1||Howard Hughes Medical Institute||76,554|
|3||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||15,966|
|4||Johns Hopkins University||13,570|
|5||University of California, San Diego||12,942|
|6||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center||11,551|
|8||University of California, San Francisco||10,800|
|Rank||Researcher||No. high-impact papers||No. citations|
|1||Michael Karin, UCSD||15||6677|
|2||Joan Massagué, HHMI/Sloan-Kettering||15||5402|
|3||John Reed, Burnham Institute||13||5268|
|4||Charles Sherr, HHMI/St. Jude Hosp.||12||5435|
|5||Ronald Evans, HHMI/Salk Institute||12||4646|
|6||David Goeddel, Tularik Inc.||12||3582|
|7||Kenneth Kinzler, Johns Hopkins||12||3047|
|Bert Vogelstein, HHMI/Johns Hopkins||12||3047|
|8||David Beach, Inst. of Child Health||11||4451|
|9||Vishva Dixit, Genentech Inc.||10||4343|
|10||Stephen Elledge, HHMI/Baylor||9||3554|