Twelve at Vanderbilt are Among World’s Highly Cited Researchers

Vanderbilt’s twelve are among 6,849 “highly cited researchers” around the world whose publications rank in the top 1 percent.


Among the top investigators are Mark Denison, MD, and his longtime senior research specialist and colleague Xiaotao Lu, MS, who together have made significant contributions to understanding the biology of coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

A recipient of VUMC’s Edward E. Price Jr. Research Staff Award for Excellence in Basic Research, Lu has co-authored 38 papers with Denison since she began working with him in 1992, including two high-profile reports in 2020 demonstrating the efficacy of an antiviral drug and a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

To learn more, read the full story by Bill Snyder here.

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