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MSU Faculty Named Highly Cited Researchers For 2020

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Nine Michigan State University researchers have been recognized in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics.

Each year, the Web of Science Group identifies the world’s most influential researchers. The list includes those who have been most cited by peers over the past decade.

According to the report, the researchers each had “multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science. Of the world’s scientists and social scientists, Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers truly are one in 1,000.”

The faculty members are:

Christoph Benning, MSU Foundation Professor and University Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the College of Natural Science and an MSU AgBioResearch faculty member in the College Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is also director of the MSU-U.S. Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory.

Gregg A. Howe, MSU Foundation Professor and University Distinguished Professor of plant science in the College of Natural Sciences and an MSU AgBioResearch Faculty member. He is also an MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory faculty member and was recently elected as a National Academy of Sciences member.

Rufus Isaacs, professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Russell E. Johnson, MSU Foundation Professor in the Eli Broad College of Business.

Morteza Mahmoudi, assistant professor in the Department of Radiology and Precision Health Program at the College of Human Medicine.

Aaron M. McCright, professor and chairperson in the Department of Sociology at the College of Social Science.

G. Philip Robertson, University Distinguished Professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and a W.K. Kellogg Biological Station faculty member.

James M. Tiedje, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the College of Natural Science and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is also the former director of the MSU Center for Microbial Ecology.

David P. Roy, professor of geography in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Science at the College of Social Science.

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