David Wishart

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Alma mater
  • University of Alberta
  • Yale University
  • Researcher
  • professor

Dr. David Wishart (born 1961) is a researcher in the fields of metabolomics, cheminformatics and bioinformatics.[1] [2] Dr. Wishart is a Distinguished University Professor [3] in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, where he holds cross appointments in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He also holds a joint appointment in metabolomics at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington.[4] Dr. Wishart received his BSc with honours, first class, in physics from the University of Alberta in 1983 and received his Master's (1986) and Ph.D. degrees (1991) in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University.[5] Dr. Wishart has active research programs in precision health, cancer (lung, breast), infectious diseases (COVID-19), neurological diseases (Alzheimer’s, ALS), kidney diseases, animal/livestock health, forestry research, microbiome research, food chemistry, structural biology, portable sensor systems and metabolomics technology development. He has active collaborations with more than 30 scientists around the world. His papers have been cited more than 77,000 times,[6] making him one of the world's most highly cited researchers.His laboratory also maintains more than 70 online scientific databases and web servers that routinely receive more than 35 million web accesses each year.[7]


  1. "U of A Home Page". University of Alberta Find a Person. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  2. "Wishart Group Home Page". Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  3. "University of Alberta Faculty of Science YouTube channel". Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  4. "Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (US Dept. of Energy)". PNNL.
  5. "IEEE Explore". IEEE Explore home page. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  6. "Google Scholar Citations". Google Scholar. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  7. "Database listings". Wishart Group Home Page. Retrieved 5 October 2020.

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