Scripps Research Neuroscience Papers Make an Impact
The Scripps Research Institute was ranked 13th in the world in terms of the impact of its neuroscience papers, according to data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators and published in the Times Higher Education. According to the survey, which included 43,700 institutions and spanned the period from January 1998 to October 2008, Scripps Research investigators published 1,135 neuroscience papers, which garnered 38,449 citations, and resulted in 33.88 citations per paper. For the top rankings, see http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=405298&c=1.
Christie Fowler Wins NIDA Fellowship
Christie Fowler, a research associate in Paul Kenny's lab, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. The fellowship will support Fowler in identifying the precise nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunits in the brain that regulate the addictive properties of nicotine.