Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. Courtesy on the institute

The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla has been ranked the top stand-alone scientific institute in the United States based on production of high-quality research.

The ranking by the Nature Index, an affiliate of one of the worlds’ most prestigious scientific journals, is based on discoveries published in leading scientific journals.

In addition to receiving the top overall U.S. ranking, Scripps Research was ranked first in its class in the United States in both life sciences and chemistry research.

The new ranking, published last week, follows a separate Nature Index ranking of Scripps Research last August as the most influential research institution overall in the world for its impact on innovation.

“These rankings speak to the culture of scientific excellence at Scripps Research and the commitment of our talented scientists to making seminal discoveries that simultaneously advance human knowledge and human health,” said Jamie Williamson, executive vice president of research and academic affairs.

“We at Scripps know what a special place this is for discovery, but it’s nice to have external validation,” he added.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.