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ShanghaiTech professor named 'Highly Cited Researcher'

    Professor Raymond Stevens, the founding director of iHuman Institute of ShanghaiTech University, was one of the "Highly Cited Researchers 2015" in the categories of biology/biochemistry and pharmacology/toxicology.

    This is the second time he earned this distinction after 2014, according to Thomson Reuters, which published the list.

    People on the list are some of the world's most influential scientists whose research papers are mostly cited by publications in their subject fields.

    Stevens is a leading scientist with major contribution to the study of GPCR structural biology. He was recruited through China's Thousand Talent Program and was the 2014 recipient of the Zhao Chenggu SIMM Award.

    He founded the iHuman Institute in 2012 to focus exclusively on applied science of human cell signaling and development of GPCR-targeted drugs. He attracted some of the world's best researchers to the institute.

    The institute in the university has another high profile foreign researcher - Kurt W¨¹thrich who is the Nobel Laureate of chemistry in 2002, foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences and an outstanding expert of China's 1000-Talents Program.

    ShanghaiTech University also has other two Nobel Laureates employed in the campus - Roger D. Kornberg in chemistry of 2006 and James E. Rothman in Physiology or Medicine of 2013. Both of them work under Prof. Richard Lerner, founding director of Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS).

    Lerner's team's theses have reached top 5 percent in citation ranking by March 15, research fruits' social influence evaluation system Altmetric revealed.

    James E. Rothman was employed by ShanghaiTech University before he received Nobel Prize.

    Officially approved to open on September 30, 2013 by China's Ministry of Education, ShanghaiTech University is a small-scale research university of academic excellence jointly established by Shanghai Municipal Government and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

    The university has 380 professor including four academicians of the US National Academy of Sciences, one member of Royal Society of Great Britain, 26 academicians of China Academy of Science, three academicians of China Academy of Engineering, 94 outstanding young scientist award winners and 63 experts of China's 1000-Talents Program.