Earlier this year, 27 UW faculty were recognized by global information agency Thomson Reuters on its “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for 2015. The list recognizes investigators whose scholarly work was most often cited by fellow researchers over the last 11 years.

Thirteen of these researchers are connected to UW Medicine, including Allan Hoffman, professor emeritus of bioengineering, and adjunct faculty David Baker, professor of biochemistry. In a recent series of videos, these researchers describe their areas of work and the focus of their motivation.

Allan Hoffman

Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman talks about how he became a pioneer in engineering synthetic materials for biology, and led UW Bioengineering to become a world leader in biomaterials research.

David Baker

David Baker, adjunct faculty in bioengineering and professor of biochemistry, talks about his work at the Institute for Protein design, and why it’s important to create new proteins.