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New York City is home to some of the world's top scientists; Here's a sampling.

The Scientist Staff
Nov 21, 2004
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Joan MassagueArea of Research: Cell regulation and cancerInstitution: MSKCC, HHMI Citations: 34,544

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Paul GreengardArea of Research: Nervous system signal transductionInstitution: Rockefeller Nobel (Physiology or Medicine, 2000)Citations: 33,485

James DarnellArea of Research: Cell signaling and transcriptionInstitution: RockefellerCitations: 30,727

Jan VilcekArea of Research: CytokinesInstitution: NYUOn doing science in New York: "Best thing: the proximity of many colleagues. Worst thing: the proximity of many colleagues."

Robert RoederArea of Research: Gene transcriptionInstitution: RockefellerCitations: 30,450

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David HoArea of Research: HIVInstitution: Rockefeller/ Aaron DiamondCitations: 22,311

Carl NathanArea of Research: Innate immunityInstitution: CornellCitations: 20,623

Rodolfo LlinasArea of Research: Electrophysiology of the nervous systemInstitution: NYUOn doing science in New York: "Upside: we are at the center of the universe. Downside: we are at the center of...

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