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Dr. Chi Van Dang Ranks in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List

November 24, 2020

Dr. Dang, a world-renowned scientist, medical oncologist, National Academy of Medicine member, and professor in Wistar’s Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program, was selected for the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics.

This list includes influential researchers who published multiple highly cited papers that ranked in the top 1% by citation in their field in the year they were published, based on data compiled by the Web of Science global citation database.

Highly cited publications reflect significant peer recognition and identify an author’s considerable, broad influence in one or multiple fields. Being highly cited in the top 1% identifies scientists who have conducted truly pioneering research that opened up new avenues or guided the work of others in the same field.

Dr. Dang, who has appeared in the Highly Cited Researchers list for three years in a row, conducts seminal research focused on cancer cell metabolism that led to the discovery of the central role of the MYC cancer gene.

Ongoing Dang lab interests include the effects of cellular stress on the circadian molecular clock that oversees the body’s natural 24-hour rhythms, the effects of MYC on immunity and exploring the metabolic vulnerabilities of cancer cells to find new ways to treat cancer.