A Reuters survey of top researchers has named MIT's Rudolf Jaenisch the "hottest" in the world, saying his MIT stem cell lab has consistently broken barriers in the field. The annual list also named noted genomics experts at the Broad Institute: Eric Lander, Mark Daly, and David Altshuler. Jaenisch works with embryonic stem cells and iPS cells, and had 14 of the most cited papers, according to the survey. His research uses iPS cells to study Parkinson's disease and sickle-cell anemia. Other researchers that made the top 12 include biostatistician Goncalo Abecasis of the University of Michigan, who has worked with the team from Broad; Carlo Croce from Ohio State University; and Shizuo Akira of Osaka University for his work on toll-like receptors.
The "Hottest" Researchers
Mar 16, 2010