NYU researchers recognized for publishing papers in top 1 percent by citations for their fields

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Twenty-four New York University professors are among the world’s most-cited researchers and have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list.

The annual list identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their fields—which at NYU, range from biology to engineering and economics to public health. The scientists and social scientists chosen from around the world have published papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations in their fields over the past decade (2010-2020) in Clarivate’s Web of Science citation index.

The method that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate.

This year’s highly cited NYU researchers are:

David B. Abrams, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Global Public Health

Viral V. Acharya, C.V. Starr Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business

Richard Bonneau, Professor of Biology and Computer Science

Gyorgy Buzsaki, Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, Grossman School of Medicine

Francisco Xavier Castellanos, Brooke and Daniel Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Grossman School of Medicine

Marylene Cloitre, Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Grossman School of Medicine

Gloria Coruzzi, Carroll & Milton Petrie Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

Orrin Devinsky, Director, Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center; Professor of Neurology, Grossman School of Medicine

Edward A. Fisher, Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Grossman School of Medicine

Jacqueline A. French, Professor of Neurology, Grossman School of Medicine

Adriana Heguy, Professor of Pathology and Assistant Dean for Advanced Research Technologies, Grossman School of Medicine

Kurunthachalam Kannan, Professor of Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine, Grossman School of Medicine

Alec C. Kimmelman, Anita Steckler and Joseph Steckler Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Grossman School of Medicine

Shane A. Liddelow, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology and Department of Ophthalmology, Grossman School of Medicine

Dan R. Littman, Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, Grossman School of Medicine

Thomas Marzetta, Distinguished Industry Professor and Director of NYU WIRELESS, Tandon School of Engineering

Kathryn J. Moore, Jean and David Blechman Professor of Cardiology, Grossman School of Medicine

Raymond S. Niaura, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Interim Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Global Public Health

Theodore S. Rappaport, David Lee/Ernst Weber Chaired Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tandon School of Engineering

Neville E. Sanjana, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology; Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, Grossman School of Medicine; and Core Faculty Member, New York Genome Center

Rahul Satija, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, and Core Faculty Member, New York Genome Center

Jeremy L. Tinker, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Jeffrey S. Weber, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Oncology and Deputy Director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center, Grossman School of Medicine

Kwok-Kin Wong, Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology and Director, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center, Grossman School of Medicine

“It is increasingly important for nations and institutions to recognize and support the exceptional researchers who are driving the expansion of the world’s knowledge. This list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at New York University who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. The research they have contributed is fueling the innovation, sustainability, health and security that is key for our society’s future,” said David Pendlebury, senior citation analyst at Clarivate’s Institute for Scientific Information.

Visit Web of Science’s website for the full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary.

Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world’s foremost research universities and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, and has eleven other global academic sites around the world. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, engineering, social work, cities, global public health, big data, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.

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