Dr. Keith D. Wilkinson Becomes MilliPub Club Member
Dr. Keith D. Wilkinson, Director of The Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, has been inducted into the MilliPub Club. The MilliPub Club honors and recognizes current Emory faculty who have published one or more individual papers throughout their careers that have each garnered more than 1000 citations. Such a paper is commonly considered a “citation classic” and represents high impact scholarship.
His article, "The Ubiquitin Pathway in Parkinson's Disease," appeared in Nature in 1998. Dr. Wilkinson describes the article:
"A large proportion of neurodegenerative diseases arise from defects in protein folding leading to protein aggregation. Effective clearing of these aggregates is vital. This paper was one of the first to show a linkage between enzymes of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) and Parkinson’s disease. It is now well established that a host of defects in the UPS contribute to Alzheimers’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, ALS, prion diseases, Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia, and motor neuron disease." [download PDF here]
Dr. Wilkinson will be honored at the MilliPub Club awards ceremony on March 25, 2015. Dr. Tatiana Chernova, Assistant Professor in the Wilkinson Lab, was also an author on the paper and will be inducted into the MilliPub Club.