Tim Stephens | UCSC | November 19, 2019

A new list of the world’s most highly cited researchers includes 18 scientists and engineers at UC Santa Cruz.

The 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, released November 19 by the Web of Science Group, identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

UCSC faculty on the list include Natalie Batalha and Jonathan Fortney, both professors of astronomy and astrophysics, and Garth Illingworth, professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics; David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering and director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute; and Jin Zhang and Yat Li, both professors of chemistry and biochemistry, and Yichuan Ling, a former graduate student in Li’s lab.

The list also includes Mark Diekhans, technical director of the Genomics Institute’s Computational Genomics Laboratory, and James Kent, creator and director of the UCSC Genome Browser, along with nine other members of the Genome Browser Team: Galt Barber, Hiram Clawson, Rachel Harte, Angie Hinrichs, Donna Karolchik, Robert Kuhn, Brian Raney, Kate Rosenbloom, and Ann Zweig.

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