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The UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Celebrates 14 Researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List

The UC San Diego Center for Microbiome (CMI) is proud to announce that 14 of our academics have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 list from making up 27% of the 52 names listed from UC San Diego.

Pieter Dorrestein - cross-field
Jack Gilbert - microbiology
Christopher Glass - molecular biology and genetics
Trey Ideker - cross-field
Michael Karin - (listed in 2 fields) immunology molecular biology and genetics
Rob Knight - (listed in 4 fields) biology & biochemistry, environment & ecology, microbiology, molecular biology & genetics
Rohit Loomba - clinical medicine
Prashant Mali - biology and biochemistry
Daniel McDonald - microbiology
Bernhard Palsson - biology and biochemistry
Ming Tsuang - psychiatry/psychology
Yoshiki Vazquez-Baeza - cross-field
Joseph Wang - chemistry
Kun Zhang -  cross-field

We are incredibly proud that this year our faculty director and founder of the CMI, Rob Knight, was included in four separate areas of study (biology & biochemistry, environment & ecology, microbiology, and molecular biology & genetics). Out of the 6,389 highly cited researchers, Knight is the only researcher listed in four areas of study.

The Center for Microbiome Innovation exists to inspire, nurture, and sustain vibrant collaborations between UC San Diego Microbiome experts and industry. The Center encompasses a large range of expertise in microbiome sampling, a broad range of technologies (metagenomics, metabolomics, metatranscriptomics), and data analysis using high-performance algorithms, machine learning, and modeling. The ultimate goal is to increase knowledge of the microbiome’s impact on human health and the environment with an eye to providing innovative solutions and treatment to major diseases as well as prolonging wellness.

The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.

Read about UC San Diego’s ranking 8th globally for most highly cited researches here
You can read about Web of Science’s methodology on their website
The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here

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Media Contacts

Brittanie Collinsworth
UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation
858-534-8390
b4collinsworth@ucsd.edu

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