Roberto Malinow

Roberto Malinow. M.D., Ph.D. is an American neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego.[1] He is currently a distinguished professor of neurobiology and neurosciences, and holds the Shiley Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCSD.[2] In 2012 Dr. Malinow was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (Cellular and molecular neuroscience) [3] and in 2015 was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.[4]

Robert Malinow
Roberto Malinow

(1956-02-16) February 16, 1956 (age 64)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater
Known for
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorRichard Y. Tsien

Robert has a prolific scientific publication record, and his works have been cited over 25,000 times. For comparison, a scientist in the field of molecular biology & genetics has to receive approximately 1229 citations to be among the most cited 1% of life scientists in the world (see h-index by discipline). Further, he has contributed many 'high-impact' neuroscience articles, with an h-index of 67 [5](67 research publications with at least 67 citations each), regarded as "truly unique".[6]


  1. ^ Robert Malinow Laboratory Homepage
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  3. ^ McDonald, Kim (May 2, 2012). "Roberto Malinow Elected to National Academy of Sciences". Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  4. ^ LaFee, Scott (October 19, 2015). "Three UC San Diego Researchers Elected to National Academy of Medicine". Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Roberto Malinow". Google Scholar Profile. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  6. ^ Meho, L.I. (2007) The rise and rise of citation analysis. Physics World, January 2007, 32-36