10 Dallas Researchers Are Among The Most Cited In The World, Reuters Finds

According to Thomson Reuters, 10 of the most highly cited researchers in the world work in North Texas.

Each who made the list work at UT Southwestern Medical Center and span five different sectors: Biology and Biochemistry; Clinical Medicine; Immunology; Molecular Biology and Genetics; and Psychiatry/Psychology.

“These citations by scientific peers underscore the breadth and value of discovery under way at UT Southwestern, as well as the value of our research to the larger scientific community and the field of medicine,” reads a statement from Dr. David Russell, Vice Provost and Dean of Basic Research and professor of Molecular Genetics.

The list was last updated in 2004, head here for a detailed explanation of how the list was built. Below are the UTSW researchers who made the list, courtesy the university:

Biology & Biochemistry

Dr. Daniel Rosenbaum, Assistant Professor of Biophysics and Biochemistry, holder of the Eugene McDermott Scholar in Medical Research, whose research involves G protein-coupled receptors, membrane protein structural biology, and molecular recognition.

Dr. Philipp Scherer, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cell Biology, holder of the Gifford O. Touchstone, Jr. and Randolph G. Touchstone Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research, whose research involves fat cells, blood vessel formation, insulin-secreting cells, breast cancer, and intracellular protein trafficking.

Dr. Joseph Takahashi, Chairman of Neuroscience, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and holder of the Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience, whose research involves circadian biology and the discovery of genes that influence behavior.

Clinical Medicine

Dr. Adi Gazdar, Professor of the Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research and Pathology and holder of the W. Ray Wallace Distinguished Chair in Molecular Oncology Research, whose research involves inactivation of tumor suppressor genes, molecular pathogenesis of human cancers especially lung cancers, preneoplastic changes preceding cancer and the role of DNA viruses in human cancers.

Dr. Scott Grundy, Professor of Internal Medicine and holder of the Distinguished Chair in Human Nutrition, whose research involves cholesterol metabolism, dietary fats, drugs affecting lipoprotein metabolism, human genetics, and metabolic syndrome.

Dr. David Johnson, Chairman of Internal Medicine and holder of the Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine, whose research involves developing new therapies to treat lung cancer.

Dr. Eric Olson, Chairman of Molecular Biology, Director of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science, and holder of the Pogue Distinguished Chair in Research on Cardiac Birth Defects, the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Science, and the Annie and Willie Nelson Professorship in Stem Cell Research, whose research involves microRNAs, muscle development, stem cells, and transcriptional regulation.


Dr. Bruce Beutler, Nobel Laureate, Regental Professor, Director of the Center for Genetics of Host Defense, Professor of Immunology, and holder of the Raymond and Ellen Willie Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research, in Honor of Laverne and Raymond Willie, Sr., whose research involves identifying the molecular machinery that mammals use to fight infections.

Molecular Biology & Genetics

Dr. Beth Levine, Professor of  Internal Medicine and Microbiology, Director of the Center for Autophagy Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and holder of the Charles Cameron Sprague Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science, whose research involves defining  the role of autophagy in health and disease and how autophagy is regulated at the molecular level.


Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Professor of Psychiatry and holder of the Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health, whose research involves evidence-based psychopharmacology and treatment algorithms in mood disorders, functional brain imaging in major depressive and obsessive-compulsive disorders, and neurobiology and psychopharmacology of depression and bipolar disorder. 

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