January 25, 2016 | 29 UCLA faculty on Thomson Reuters ‘most cited’ list for influential scholarship

Among the 29 UCLA faculty honored by Thomson Reuters are 7 from the California NanoSystems Institute

Shuan Mason | January 25, 2016

UCLA ranks 10th among all universities and research institutions worldwide and sixth in the U.S. in terms of number of faculty named to the list.

This article was originally published on UCLA Newsroom.

Twenty-nine UCLA faculty members are among the most influential scientists in their fields for 2015, as determined by Thomson Reuters.

The media organization’s latest Highly Cited Researchers list names nearly 3,000 scientists from around the world whose studies were among the top 1 percent most referenced in academic journals from 2003 to 2013. (Read more about the rankings methodology.)

In terms of number of faculty named, UCLA ranks 10th among all universities and research institutions worldwide and sixth in the U.S. Those who were recognized represented a broad cross-section of campus units, including medicine, biological sciences, physical sciences, public health and engineering.

“By any measure, UCLA is among the world’s leading research institutions, thanks to the innovation, creativity and collaborative spirit of our faculty,” said Ann Karagozian, interim vice chancellor for research. “Every day, UCLA researchers advance discoveries that can benefit humankind by pursuing difficult technical and societal challenges, advancing medical care and powering the economy.”


The UCLA faculty members are:

Andrea Bertozzi, mathematics

Matthew Budoff, cardiology

Rowan Chlebowski, hematology-oncology

John Edwards, infectious disease

David Eisenberg, biochemistry

Gregg Fonarow, cardiology

Nelson Freimer, psychiatry

Daniel Furst, rheumatology

Michael Green, psychiatry

Sander Greenland, public health

Ronald Hays, public health

David Heber, clinical nutrition

Kendall Houk, chemistry

Tatsuo Itoh, engineering

Michael Jerrett, public health

Richard Kaner, chemistry

Gang Li, engineering

Stephen Marder, psychiatry and behavioral science

Ni Ni, physics

Keith Nuechterlein, psychiatry

Stanley Osher, mathematics

Lawren Sack, ecology and evolutionary biology

Ali Sayed, engineering

Alice Shapley, astronomy

Terence Tao, mathematics

Paul Thompson, neurology

Edward Wright, astronomy

Yang Yang, engineering

Jeffrey Zink, chemistry