Best Biology and Biochemistry Scientists

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Biology and Biochemistry scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Biology and Biochemistry, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, over 23,135 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Guido Kroemer

Guido Kroemer

Sorbonne University, France
D-index 281 Citations 398,396 1,380
2 World 1 National Robert J. Lefkowitz

Robert J. Lefkowitz

Duke University, United States
D-index 260 Citations 204,446 841
3 World 2 National Solomon H. Snyder

Solomon H. Snyder

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
D-index 229 Citations 200,537 817
4 World 3 National Rob Knight

Rob Knight

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 229 Citations 362,383 791
5 World 1 National Matthias Mann

Matthias Mann

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
D-index 226 Citations 247,780 763
6 World 1 National Ruedi Aebersold

Ruedi Aebersold

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 223 Citations 200,967 979
8 World 5 National Craig B. Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
D-index 217 Citations 227,797 509
9 World 6 National Irving L. Weissman

Irving L. Weissman

Stanford University, United States
D-index 216 Citations 220,432 992
10 World 7 National Eric N. Olson

Eric N. Olson

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 213 Citations 161,344 661
11 World 8 National Thomas C. Südhof

Thomas C. Südhof

Stanford University, United States
D-index 207 Citations 138,081 550
12 World 9 National Kenneth W. Kinzler

Kenneth W. Kinzler

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 199 Citations 256,807 426
13 World 10 National John C. Reed

John C. Reed

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, United States
D-index 197 Citations 199,418 750
14 World 11 National Michael S. Brown

Michael S. Brown

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 195 Citations 149,009 342
15 World 12 National Gad Getz

Gad Getz

Broad Institute, United States
D-index 191 Citations 287,690 438
16 World 13 National Douglas R. Green

Douglas R. Green

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States
D-index 191 Citations 187,658 590
17 World 14 National John R. Yates

John R. Yates

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 188 Citations 148,039 875
18 World 15 National Fred H. Gage

Fred H. Gage

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
D-index 186 Citations 146,336 533
19 World 16 National Joan Massagué

Joan Massagué

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
D-index 186 Citations 196,325 364
20 World 17 National Stanley B. Prusiner

Stanley B. Prusiner

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 186 Citations 118,066 608
21 World 18 National Todd R. Golub

Todd R. Golub

Harvard University, United States
D-index 183 Citations 329,205 458
22 World 19 National Paul Greengard

Paul Greengard

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 182 Citations 106,982 630
23 World 20 National Timothy A. Springer

Timothy A. Springer

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
D-index 182 Citations 148,486 586
24 World 1 National Nahum Sonenberg

Nahum Sonenberg

McGill University, Canada
D-index 181 Citations 126,267 551
25 World 21 National Gordon B. Mills

Gordon B. Mills

Oregon Health & Science University, United States
D-index 178 Citations 182,671 872
26 World 22 National Marc W. Kirschner

Marc W. Kirschner

Harvard University, United States
D-index 177 Citations 129,754 384
27 World 1 National Philip Cohen

Philip Cohen

University of Dundee, United Kingdom
D-index 177 Citations 143,688 520
28 World 23 National Steven P. Gygi

Steven P. Gygi

Harvard University, United States
D-index 176 Citations 142,004 581
29 World 24 National Donald E. Ingber

Donald E. Ingber

Harvard University, United States
D-index 175 Citations 127,979 536
30 World 25 National Ian A. Wilson

Ian A. Wilson

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 175 Citations 119,182 816
31 World 26 National Peter G. Schultz

Peter G. Schultz

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 174 Citations 110,294 659
32 World 27 National Erkki Ruoslahti

Erkki Ruoslahti

Discovery Institute, United States
D-index 173 Citations 133,082 507
33 World 28 National Marc G. Caron

Marc G. Caron

Duke University, United States
D-index 172 Citations 101,773 490
34 World 29 National Frank J. Gonzalez

Frank J. Gonzalez

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 169 Citations 92,939 851
35 World 30 National Ralph Weissleder

Ralph Weissleder

Harvard University, United States
D-index 168 Citations 125,655 691
36 World 31 National Don W. Cleveland

Don W. Cleveland

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 168 Citations 99,471 397
37 World 32 National James M. Wilson

James M. Wilson

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 168 Citations 97,965 733
38 World 33 National Alfred L. Goldberg

Alfred L. Goldberg

Harvard University, United States
D-index 167 Citations 102,547 399
39 World 2 National Michael P. Lisanti

Michael P. Lisanti

University of Salford, United Kingdom
D-index 167 Citations 112,439 529
40 World 34 National Jeffrey I. Gordon

Jeffrey I. Gordon

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 167 Citations 197,522 466
41 World 35 National David Baker

David Baker

University of Washington, United States
D-index 166 Citations 103,782 808
42 World 36 National Yuh Nung Jan

Yuh Nung Jan

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 166 Citations 83,129 381
43 World 37 National Andrew P. McMahon

Andrew P. McMahon

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 166 Citations 106,265 366
44 World 38 National Vladimir N. Uversky

Vladimir N. Uversky

University of South Florida, United States
D-index 165 Citations 134,715 1,056
45 World 39 National Joseph Schlessinger

Joseph Schlessinger

Yale University, United States
D-index 165 Citations 118,880 415
46 World 40 National Bruce N. Ames

Bruce N. Ames

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 164 Citations 149,604 385
47 World 41 National Lily Yeh Jan

Lily Yeh Jan

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 163 Citations 77,974 366
48 World 42 National Kuo-Chen Chou

Kuo-Chen Chou

The Gordon Life Science Institute, United States
D-index 162 Citations 68,456 413
49 World 2 National Kai Simons

Kai Simons

Lipotype, Germany
D-index 162 Citations 120,804 349
50 World 43 National Dennis J. Selkoe

Dennis J. Selkoe

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 160 Citations 137,227 413
51 World 2 National Josef M. Penninger

Josef M. Penninger

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 160 Citations 147,546 605
52 World 44 National Zena Werb

Zena Werb

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 160 Citations 149,535 408
53 World 45 National Randal J. Kaufman

Randal J. Kaufman

Discovery Institute, United States
D-index 160 Citations 103,916 437
54 World 46 National Gabriel Núñez

Gabriel Núñez

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 159 Citations 129,523 426
55 World 1 National Nicholas G. Martin

Nicholas G. Martin

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
D-index 158 Citations 105,660 746
56 World 47 National Michael E. Greenberg

Michael E. Greenberg

Harvard University, United States
D-index 158 Citations 143,681 272
57 World 48 National William A. Catterall

William A. Catterall

University of Washington, United States
D-index 157 Citations 75,571 365
58 World 49 National Lance A. Liotta

Lance A. Liotta

George Mason University, United States
D-index 154 Citations 116,191 622
59 World 50 National James M. Tiedje

James M. Tiedje

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 154 Citations 94,730 541
60 World 51 National Christopher T. Walsh

Christopher T. Walsh

Stanford University, United States
D-index 154 Citations 87,241 639
61 World 52 National Bruce M. Spiegelman

Bruce M. Spiegelman

Harvard University, United States
D-index 153 Citations 142,519 289
62 World 53 National James J. Collins

James J. Collins

MIT, United States
D-index 153 Citations 105,702 446
63 World 54 National Richard O. Hynes

Richard O. Hynes

MIT, United States
D-index 153 Citations 143,057 406
64 World 55 National Vishva M. Dixit

Vishva M. Dixit

Genentech, United States
D-index 153 Citations 125,157 326
65 World 3 National Rudolf Amann

Rudolf Amann

Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany
D-index 153 Citations 103,773 406
66 World 56 National Stanley J. Korsmeyer

Stanley J. Korsmeyer

Harvard University, United States
D-index 152 Citations 143,722 279
67 World 4 National Werner W. Franke

Werner W. Franke

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 152 Citations 74,361 487
68 World 57 National Roderick T. Bronson

Roderick T. Bronson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 151 Citations 104,606 495
69 World 58 National Roger Y. Tsien

Roger Y. Tsien

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 151 Citations 126,951 275
70 World 1 National Jens Nielsen

Jens Nielsen

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
D-index 151 Citations 114,458 1,321
71 World 59 National Christopher K. Glass

Christopher K. Glass

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 151 Citations 128,593 352
72 World 60 National Stephen C. Harrison

Stephen C. Harrison

Harvard University, United States
D-index 151 Citations 92,586 434
73 World 2 National Johan Auwerx

Johan Auwerx

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 149 Citations 93,118 456
74 World 61 National Ted M. Dawson

Ted M. Dawson

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
D-index 149 Citations 93,616 344
75 World 62 National Melitta Schachner

Melitta Schachner

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 149 Citations 80,207 835
76 World 1 National Noboru Mizushima

Noboru Mizushima

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 149 Citations 172,942 275
77 World 2 National Sten Orrenius

Sten Orrenius

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
D-index 149 Citations 75,706 405
78 World 63 National Levi A. Garraway

Levi A. Garraway

Harvard University, United States
D-index 148 Citations 150,657 349
79 World 2 National Shuh Narumiya

Shuh Narumiya

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 148 Citations 86,995 496
80 World 3 National Yoshimi Takai

Yoshimi Takai

Kobe University, Japan
D-index 148 Citations 85,732 664
81 World 3 National Peter Smith

Peter Smith

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 147 Citations 89,360 1,035
82 World 64 National Jan-Åke Gustafsson

Jan-Åke Gustafsson

University of Houston, United States
D-index 147 Citations 100,463 803
83 World 65 National Ruth Nussinov

Ruth Nussinov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, United States
D-index 147 Citations 78,857 848
84 World 66 National Kevin P. Campbell

Kevin P. Campbell

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 147 Citations 68,290 407
85 World 67 National Hidde L. Ploegh

Hidde L. Ploegh

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
D-index 147 Citations 80,429 585
86 World 68 National Lorenzo Galluzzi

Lorenzo Galluzzi

Cornell University, United States
D-index 146 Citations 132,363 535
87 World 69 National David M. Sabatini

David M. Sabatini

MIT, United States
D-index 146 Citations 159,090 295
88 World 70 National Timothy J. Mitchison

Timothy J. Mitchison

Harvard University, United States
D-index 146 Citations 82,613 366
89 World 71 National George Perry

George Perry

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
D-index 145 Citations 85,699 651
90 World 1 National Peter Vandenabeele

Peter Vandenabeele

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 145 Citations 97,541 477
91 World 72 National Anita B. Roberts

Anita B. Roberts

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 145 Citations 97,133 299
92 World 1 National Katsuhiko Mikoshiba

Katsuhiko Mikoshiba

ShanghaiTech University, China
D-index 145 Citations 81,576 795
93 World 4 National Keiji Tanaka

Keiji Tanaka

Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan
D-index 145 Citations 102,683 514
94 World 73 National Mark H. Ginsberg

Mark H. Ginsberg

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 145 Citations 71,645 411
95 World 74 National Gregg L. Semenza

Gregg L. Semenza

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
D-index 144 Citations 135,024 324
96 World 75 National Gerald M. Edelman

Gerald M. Edelman

Neurosciences Institute, United States
D-index 144 Citations 72,594 375
97 World 5 National Helmut Sies

Helmut Sies

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 144 Citations 89,550 490
98 World 1 National Claudiu T. Supuran

Claudiu T. Supuran

University of Florence, Italy
D-index 144 Citations 85,773 1,428
99 World 3 National Ari Helenius

Ari Helenius

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 144 Citations 79,602 263
100 World 6 National Robert Huber

Robert Huber

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
D-index 143 Citations 74,216 464

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