A&S faculty members make list of most influential researchers

Annual list features highly cited researchers across multiple disciplines
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(From left to right) A&S faculty members Alex Piquero, Lucina Uddin, and Mauro Galetti Rodrigues. 

The University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce that three of its talented faculty members are listed as highly cited researchers on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from Clarivate.

The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrate significant influence in their field through the publication of multiple cited papers and studies during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

Sharing their excitement and appreciation for this notable recognition are Lucina Uddin, Department of Psychology; Alex Piquero, Department of Sociology; and Mauro Galetti Rodrigues, Department of Biology.  

“It's great to see that our work in network neuroscience and neurodevelopmental disorders is having a positive impact on the field. This work would not be possible without the enthusiasm and creativity of my research group, the Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory.”

  • Lucina Uddin, associate professor and director, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division.

“It was an honor and surprise to see my name in the most cited scientists in the world. As a tropical ecologist, this is the recognition of the importance of the environmental issues in our daily life. Tropical ecology is a fundamental field in science, and we desperately need to understand what the consequences of biodiversity loss for human well-being are. The Covid-19 pandemic is a clear example why we should put more money and attention in research that tries to understand the link between biodiversity loss and emerging diseases.

  • Mauro Galetti, associate professor and director of the Gifford Arboretum.

“Being cited by your peers is one measure of how one’s work is influencing the research of others. This recognition, however, would not have been possible without the support of those individuals who have helped me in my personal and professional life, including my parents who taught me the importance and value of education, sacrifice, and hard work. Also, my mentors, colleagues, and graduate students whom I have had the good fortune of mentoring and learning from. Finally, to my wife, Dr. Nicole Leeper Piquero, who helps me to be a better academic and person every day.”

  • Alex R. Piquero, professor and department chair, A&S Distinguished Scholar