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Sharkbait the scientist

Thomas O. McDonald Scientific Symposium

UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 7/8/2012

“Sharkbait, the Scientist”

Presenter disclosure relationships to tom mcdonald

Presenter Disclosure:Relationships to Tom McDonald

What type of work did tom do

What type of work did Tom do?

  • Histochemistry: Use of chemical stains to identify cells and proteins in tissues (e.g., Movat’s stain).

Cells=Red, Elastin=Black, Proteoglycans=Blue, Collagen=Yellow

  • Immunohistochemistry: Use of antibodies to identify specific cells and proteins in tissues.

Journal of clinical investigation 1993 vcam 1 in atherosclerotic plaques

Journal of Clinical Investigation—1993VCAM-1 in Atherosclerotic Plaques

VCAM-1 (black)

Smooth muscle cells (red)

VCAM-1 (black)

Citations: 497

Smooth muscle cells (red)

VCAM-1 (black)

Macrophages (red)

VCAM-1 (black)

Nature immunology 2012 netrin 1 in atherosclerosis

Nature Immunology—2012:Netrin-1 in Atherosclerosis

Citations: 1/Month

What do others think of tom s work of publications vs frequency of citation

What Do Others Think of TOM’s Work?# of Publications vs. Frequency of Citation

Publications by Year

Citations by Year



HS Physics


Source: Web of Science®, accessed 7/6/2012

Tom the scientist by the numbers

Tom the Scientist:“By the Numbers”

Source: Web of Science®, accessed 7/6/2012

Tom working in costa rica

Tom “Working” in Costa Rica

C olleagues were always happy to see tom


Colleagues were always happy to see Tom!


Tom the scientist summary

Tom the Scientist:SUMMARY

  • Truly gifted Histochemist/Immunohistochemist

  • Scientifically Rigorous

  • Innovative

  • National Reputation

  • Master Teacher

Sharkbait the scientist

“Strange how one person can saturate a room with vitality, with excitement.”

  • John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

Sharkbait the scientist

Sunset on Point Lobos from Carmel, CA

Tom s overall impact h index

Tom’s Overall Impact:h-index

  • Tom’s h-index [?]: 20

  • h-index: “An h-index of 20 means there are 20 items that have 20 citations or more. This metric is useful because it discounts the disproportionate weight of highly cited papers or papers that have not yet been cited.”

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