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St. Jude researchers are again among the world’s most highly cited scientists

Annual list reflects international reach of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital science.

Memphis, Tennessee, November 16, 2021

Scientist J. Paul Taylor sitting at his desk with computer screens in the background

J.  Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology, is one of 14 scientists at St. Jude named to the 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate.

Fourteen St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists working in laboratories and clinics have been named to the 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers. The list, based on the Web of Science citation index, reflects how often scientists’ published research is cited by other investigators, which is a measure of their professional impact.

The 2021 list includes St. Jude researchers working in nine departments and research centers. 

J. Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the St. Jude Cell and Molecular Biology department and director of the St. Jude Pediatric Translational Neuroscience Initiative, said he was honored to be featured among the world’s most cited researchers. “Knowing that our work is being read, shared and used by the world's scientific community is certainly gratifying, and is why we publish,” he said. "Sharing knowledge is how we will propel scientific discoveries forward."

The list is based on publications scientists produced between 2010 and 2020 that ranked in the top 1% by citations for their field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index. The analysis was done by researchers at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate, a London firm that publishes the Highly Cited Researchers list.

St. Jude researchers on the 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers and the scientific fields in which they are highly cited are:

The 2021 list includes 6,602 researchers in more than 70 countries representing 21 fields of science and social sciences, along with those whose influence crosses several fields based on high-impact publications.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer, sickle cell disease, and other life-threatening disorders. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since the hospital opened more than 60 years ago. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes to help doctors and researchers at local hospitals and cancer centers around the world improve the quality of treatment and care for even more children. To learn more, visit, read St. Jude Progress, a digital magazine, and follow St. Jude on social media at @stjuderesearch.