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Bond LSC researchers recognized among most cited scientists of 2023

Bond LSC principal investigators Bing Yang (left) and Ron Mittler (right) portraits in Bond LIfe Sciences Center.
Bond LSC principal investigators Bing Yang (left) and Ron Mittler were once again recognized on the list of Highly Cited Researchers. | photos by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC

By Roger Meissen | Bond LSC

Discoveries in research come with time, so the incremental accumulation of knowledge toward breakthroughs is fundamental to science and the future.

While many contribute to this understanding, a few scientists consistently produce research that others note more often in their own experiments. Two University of Missouri Bond Life Sciences Center researchers once again landed on that list of most cited scientists.

Bing Yang and Ron Mittler are included on the list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2023. The inclusion stems from authoring multiple highly cited publications in 2023 that rank in the top 1% by citations for their field.

This year marks the fifth straight year of inclusion in the list for Yang and the fourth year running for Mittler.

Only one in every 1,000 scientists receive this honor, and they join 6,849 researchers globally who made the Clarivate list. Clarivate runs Web of Science, a database aggregating published, peer-reviewed research from academic journals, conference proceedings and other citations.

Yang, a Bond LSC scientist and MU professor of Plant Science and Technology, works on targeted genome editing in plant species, including rice, maize, wheat, sorghum and soybeans. His lab aims to understand interactions between plants and pathogens like bacterial blight in rice so they can work toward varieties that can better withstand the disease, among other projects.

Mittler, a Bond LSC scientist and MU Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Plant Science and Technology, researches the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and its function in regulating biological processes in plants.

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Article originally published on Decoding Science.