WCVM researchers on most-cited list of scientists

On a recently published list, over 130 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers — including 13 scientists from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine — were featured prominently among the world’s top scientists, social scientists and academics.

By USask Communications

In total, 135 USask experts were among the world's most-cited and the top researchers within their discipline areas. 

“Having so many current and past USask professors on this list speaks to the strong research impact of our institution,” says Dr. Baljit Singh, vice-president research at USask. “Through strategic partnerships and beyond — USask is making significant advances in research areas that are important and relevant in our community and across the nation and worldwide."

USask researchers lead in a wide range of disciplines from water and food security, engineering, from philosophy to physics, social sciences to agriculture, arts and humanities to biomedical research.

“That USask had researchers in such broad disciplines represented on this prestigious list, is a testament to our research and scholarly expertise,” says Singh. “We should applaud the individuals and collective success of our research community as we continue to solve local issues with solutions that have global applications.”

Stanford University released an update of the list that represents the top two per cent of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. This ranking, considered the most prestigious worldwide, is based on the statistical information contained in the Scopus database and includes researchers from the more than eight million scientists considered to be active worldwide.

The study, led by Professor John Ioannidis from Stanford University, combines several metrics to systematically rank the most influential scientists by scientific field as measured by citations. The study analyzes data that covers more than seven million scientists in 22 major fields. Out of 100,000 scientists on the list, 135 were from USask

The list of USask researchers includes the following WCVM scientists: 

  • Dr. Gregg Adams (reproductive biology)
  • Dr. Albert Barth (bovine reproduction)
  • Dr. Barry Blakley (toxicology)
  • Dr. John Ellis (immunology, virology)
  • Dr. Maud Ferrari (behavioural and evolutionary ecology)
  • Dr. Alvin Gajadhar (parasitology)
  • Dr. John Geisy (environmental toxicology)
  • Dr. David Janz (ecotoxicology, stress physiology)
  • Dr. Ted Leighton (wildlife disease)
  • Dr. Reuben Mapletoft (bovine reproduction)
  • Dr. Craig Riddell (avian pathology)
  • Dr. Cheryl Waldner (cow-calf health and productivity, environmental epidemiology)
  • Dr. Gary Wobeser (wildlife pathology and toxicology)