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March 2008

In these interviews, scientists talk to ScienceWatch.com and offer behind-the-scenes insights into their research: reflections on what led them to their chosen field, the motivation driving their work in a given direction, and the challenges encountered along on the way. These authors also offer their views on why their work has wielded particular influence in the scientific community, as indicated by Thomson Scientific citation data, and on how research in their respective fields has progressed over time and will likely unfold in the future.

Featured interviews for March 2008 are listed below. To view featured interviews from past months/years, visit the Featured Interviews Main Menu.
 

Featured Interviews for March 2008:

Scott W. Altmann
ScienceWatch.com Featured Fast Moving Front Interview

Altmann

The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work. Scott W. Altmann discusses his Fast Moving Front paper in the field of Pharmacology/Toxicology, "Our paper represents one of the first attempts to summarize the results of several decades of experiments that have examined the ecological consequences of species extinction. Our summary gives us a rare glimpse of what the world may become in..."
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Bradley J. Cardinale
ScienceWatch.com Featured New Hot Paper Interview

The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work. Bradley J. Cardinale talks about his New Hot Paper in the field of Environment/Ecology, "Our paper represents one of the first attempts to summarize the results of several decades of experiments that have examined the ecological consequences of species extinction. Our summary gives us a rare glimpse of what the world may become in..."
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Hans-Christoph Diener
ScienceWatch.com Featured Special Topic Migraine and Other Vascular Headaches Interview

Diener

Professor Diener's work includes 158 papers cited a total of 3,024 times in the field of Neuroscience & Behavior and 222 papers cited a total of 2,650 times in the field of Clinical Medicine. Professor Diener is the chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Essen in Germany. He talks with ScienceWatch.com his research on the neurology of acute migraine..."
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R. Adron Harris
ScienceWatch.com Featured Scientist Interview

Harris

Dr. Harris is the M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology as well as the Director of the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at the University of Texas in Austin. In this interview, Dr. Harris talks with ScienceWatch.com about his highly cited work on alcohol and anesthetic pharmacology.
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Professor Keiichi Hiramatsu
ScienceWatch.com Featured Special Topic of (MRSA) Interview

Hiramatsu

In our March 2008 Special Topic on MRSA, the scientist ranked at #1 is Professor Keiichi Hiramatsu, with 51 papers, cited a total of 3,598 times. Three of his papers have also made the list of the top 20 papers published in the past decade. In Essential Science Indicators, Professor Hiramatsu is in the top 1% of researchers in both Clinical Medicine and Microbiology.
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Teruyo Ito
ScienceWatch.com Featured Special Topic of (MRSA) Interview

Ito

According to our March 2008 Special Topic on MRSA research in the past decade, the scientist ranking at #3 is Professor Teruyo Ito, with 28 papers cited a total of 2,197 times. Professor Ito is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bacteriology at the School of Medicine and in the Department of Infection Control Science at the Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University., Ph.D.
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Professor Robin M. Murray
ScienceWatch.com Featured Special Topic (Schizophrenia) Interview

Murray

In Essential Science Indicators, Professor Murray's citation record includes 163 papers cited a total of 4,865 times in the field of Psychiatry & Psychology, as well as 52 papers cited a total of 1,427 times in the field of Neuroscience & Behavior. Professor Murray is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, King's College, University of Londo0n; he is also a consultant psychiatrist at Maudsley Hospital.
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Peter Parham
ScienceWatch.com Featured Fast Moving Front Interview

Parham

From the interview: "This paper is a synthesis of the first eight years of research in an area of NK-cell immunogenetics that was opened up by an investigation from my group published in two papers in the journal Immunity in December 1997. The background context for that work was the biology of the natural killer cell (NK), a type of lymphocyte that functions in innate immunity..."
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Professor Tim White
ScienceWatch.com Featured Paper Interview

White

According to a recent analysis of Essential Science IndicatorsSM data, the work of Professor Tim White has entered the top 1% in the field of Social Sciences. His current record in this field includes 4 papers cited a total of 185 times. He also has 5 papers in the Multidisciplinary field, cited a total of 135 times to date. Professor White is affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley. In this interview, he talks about his highly cited anthropological research.
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