Sheng Yang He and Gregg Howe named 2017 Highly Cited Researchers
- Nov 16, 2017
- Future Scientists
- Igor Houwat
According to Clarivate Analytics, this distinction is for, "research that ranks among the top 1% most cited works in [their] fields and during [their] year of publication, earning the mark of exceptional impact... for [their] dedication and focus to expanding the sphere of human knowledge."
Dr. Howe's research focuses on how plants protect themselves from pests and herbivores, while Dr. He's focus is on plant defense against pathogens.
This acknowledgement continues a good year for both researchers.
Dr. Howe was recently named University Distinguished Professor, while Dr. He was re-appointed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator earlier this year.
For the fifth year in a row, the faculty members have been recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics.
Howe is among ten MSU faculty named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory, and community.
A Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Gordon Betty Moore Foundation investigator since 2011, He has been reappointed as an HHMI investigator for a second term.