The scholarly excellence and vast collaborative network fostered by the oyster researchers at Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory (HSRL) in Bivalve, NJ, has propelled Rutgers to number three among the top 10 most productive oyster research institutions in the world. Its high ranking was further confirmed in a recent paper published in Aquaculture International, whose authors analyzed primary literature published on oysters over the past 23 years and found that Rutgers researchers get top honors among the global community of 23,414 authors studying oysters.
The literature analysis ranked faculty at the Haskin lab at the top in terms of oyster research globally, with senior faculty Ximing Guo, shellfish geneticist, and Dave Bushek, director of the Haskin laboratory, among the top 20 most productive authors. Guo, who shared the 2013 “Inventor of the Year” Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame and holds several U.S. and international patents in shellfish genetics, missed the top ranking by only two publications. [Read more…]