Distinguished Professor Michael Chopp reaches an h-index of 100

Distinguished Professor Michael Chopp reaches an h-index of 100
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Distinguished Professor Michael Chopp, of the Department of Physics, has achieved a career landmark; his h-index has reached 100. The h-index is a measure of how often a researcher’s papers are cited in the scientific literature. An h-index of 100 means that Chopp has one hundred publications that each has at least 100 citations. This prodigious number places him among the elite biomedical researchers in the world. The number of citations is based on the Web of Science, an online scientific citation indexing service that Kresge Library subscribes to. His five most cited papers are:

1. Chen JL, Li Y, Wang L, Zhang ZG, Lu DY, Lu M, Chopp M (2001) Therapeutic benefit of intravenous administration of bone marrow stromal cells after cerebral ischemia in rats. Stroke, 32:1005-1011. 796 citations 

2. Zhang ZG, Zhang L, Jiang Q, Zhang RL, Davies K, Powers C, van Bruggen N, Chopp M (2000) VGEF enhances angiogenesis and promotes blood-brain barrier leakage in the ischemic brain. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 106: 829-838. 612 citations 

3. Li Y, Chen J, Chen XG, Wang L, Gautam SC, Xu YX, Katakowski M, Zhang LJ, Lu M, Janakiraman N, Chopp M (2002) Human marrow stromal cell therapy for stroke in rat: Neurotrophins and functional recovery. Neurology, 59:514-523. 566 citations 

4. Malinski T, Bailey F, Zhang ZG, Chopp M (1993) Nitric oxide measured by a porphyrinic microsensor in rat brain after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 13: 355-358. 549 citations 

5. Chen JL, Sanberg PR, Li Y, Wang L, Lu M, Willing AE, Sanchez-Ramos J, Chopp M (2001) Intravenous administration of human umbilical cord blood reduces behavioral deficits after stroke in rats. Stroke, 32: 2682-2688. 526 citations. 

Chopp arrived at Oakland University in 1976, and helped establish the Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics PhD program. His research laboratory is located at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where he trains many medical physics graduate students. The focus of Chopp's research is the development of treatments for stroke. His goal is to salvage affected brain tissue.