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Stanford University study names five from LVPEI among top 2% scientists of the world

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on November 05, 2020 Published on November 05, 2020

L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has had five of its eminent senior scientists listed among the top Indian researchers in a database of 100,000 scientists worldwide.

This database of top-cited scientists has been created by a team of scientists at Stanford University, USA, and is published in the journal PLOS Biology. It includes all scientists who are among top 100,000 across all fields and/or top 2 per cent of their discipline, based on the number of citations. The data was collected from the Scopus database for 6.8 million prolific authors out of which the top 100,000 were analysed.

LVPEI dominates the list

From L V Prasad Eye Institute, Gullapalli N Rao, Founder-Chair, D Balasubramanian, Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus, Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, Savitri Sharma, Director, Laboratory Services, Jill Keeffe, Visiting Professor, have featured in the database of top 2 per cent of scientists under the discipline of ‘Ophthalmology’, while S Shivaji, Distinguished Scientist and Former Director, Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, has featured in this list in the ‘Microbiology’ category.

Gullapalli N Rao has been ranked as the top scientist in Eye Research from India. Additionally, two former members of LVPEI faculty, Virender Sangwan and Santosh Honavar are also included in the list.

“With LVPEI dominating the list from India, it is great going indeed for our Institute. LVPEI’s investment in research of nearly 13 per cent of the budget annually is giving rich dividends,” said a thrilled Gullapalli N Rao.

The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) was established in 1987 at Hyderabad as a not-for-profit, non-government, public-spirited, comprehensive eye care institution.

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Published on November 05, 2020
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