Top Biology and Biochemistry Scientists in United States

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Biology and Biochemistry was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Biology and Biochemistry research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top 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 Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, over 23,135 profiles were examined.

The h-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 discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-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.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious 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 h-index using data compiled 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
H-index
Citations
Publications
2 World 1 National Robert J. Lefkowitz

Robert J. Lefkowitz

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

Solomon H. Snyder

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

Rob Knight

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 229 Citations 362,383 791
7 World 4 National Joseph L. Goldstein

Joseph L. Goldstein

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
H-index 220 Citations 171,771 439
8 World 5 National Craig B. Thompson

Craig B. Thompson

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

Irving L. Weissman

Stanford University, United States
H-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
H-index 213 Citations 161,344 661
11 World 8 National Thomas C. Südhof

Thomas C. Südhof

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

Kenneth W. Kinzler

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

John C. Reed

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, United States
H-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
H-index 195 Citations 149,009 342
15 World 12 National Gad Getz

Gad Getz

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

Douglas R. Green

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

John R. Yates

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

Fred H. Gage

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

Joan Massagué

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

Stanley B. Prusiner

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

Todd R. Golub

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

Paul Greengard

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

Timothy A. Springer

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
H-index 182 Citations 148,486 586
25 World 21 National Gordon B. Mills

Gordon B. Mills

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

Marc W. Kirschner

Harvard University, United States
H-index 177 Citations 129,754 384
28 World 23 National Steven P. Gygi

Steven P. Gygi

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

Donald E. Ingber

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

Ian A. Wilson

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

Peter G. Schultz

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

Erkki Ruoslahti

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

Marc G. Caron

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

Frank J. Gonzalez

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

Ralph Weissleder

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

Don W. Cleveland

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

James M. Wilson

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

Alfred L. Goldberg

Harvard University, United States
H-index 167 Citations 102,547 399
40 World 34 National Jeffrey I. Gordon

Jeffrey I. Gordon

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

David Baker

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

Yuh Nung Jan

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

Andrew P. McMahon

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

Vladimir N. Uversky

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

Joseph Schlessinger

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

Bruce N. Ames

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

Lily Yeh Jan

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

Kuo-Chen Chou

The Gordon Life Science Institute, United States
H-index 162 Citations 68,456 413
50 World 43 National Dennis J. Selkoe

Dennis J. Selkoe

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
H-index 160 Citations 137,227 413
52 World 44 National Zena Werb

Zena Werb

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

Randal J. Kaufman

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

Gabriel Núñez

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 159 Citations 129,523 426
56 World 47 National Michael E. Greenberg

Michael E. Greenberg

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

William A. Catterall

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

Lance A. Liotta

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

James M. Tiedje

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

Christopher T. Walsh

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

Bruce M. Spiegelman

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

James J. Collins

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

Richard O. Hynes

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

Vishva M. Dixit

Genentech, United States
H-index 153 Citations 125,157 326
66 World 56 National Stanley J. Korsmeyer

Stanley J. Korsmeyer

Harvard University, United States
H-index 152 Citations 143,722 279
68 World 57 National Roderick T. Bronson

Roderick T. Bronson

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

Roger Y. Tsien

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 151 Citations 126,951 275
71 World 59 National Christopher K. Glass

Christopher K. Glass

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

Stephen C. Harrison

Harvard University, United States
H-index 151 Citations 92,586 434
74 World 61 National Ted M. Dawson

Ted M. Dawson

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

Melitta Schachner

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 149 Citations 80,207 835
78 World 63 National Levi A. Garraway

Levi A. Garraway

Harvard University, United States
H-index 148 Citations 150,657 349
82 World 64 National Jan-Åke Gustafsson

Jan-Åke Gustafsson

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

Ruth Nussinov

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

Kevin P. Campbell

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

Hidde L. Ploegh

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

Lorenzo Galluzzi

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

David M. Sabatini

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

Timothy J. Mitchison

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

George Perry

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
H-index 145 Citations 85,699 651
91 World 72 National Anita B. Roberts

Anita B. Roberts

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 145 Citations 97,133 299
94 World 73 National Mark H. Ginsberg

Mark H. Ginsberg

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

Gregg L. Semenza

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

Gerald M. Edelman

Neurosciences Institute, United States
H-index 144 Citations 72,594 375
102 World 76 National Richard D. Klausner

Richard D. Klausner

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 143 Citations 74,017 249
104 World 77 National Stuart A. Lipton

Stuart A. Lipton

Scripps Research Institute, United States
H-index 142 Citations 88,122 396
105 World 78 National Nancy J. Cox

Nancy J. Cox

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States
H-index 142 Citations 125,490 602
107 World 79 National Pier Paolo Pandolfi

Pier Paolo Pandolfi

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
H-index 141 Citations 96,874 464
108 World 80 National Stuart L. Schreiber

Stuart L. Schreiber

Broad Institute, United States
H-index 141 Citations 95,669 474
109 World 81 National Yusuf A. Hannun

Yusuf A. Hannun

Stony Brook University, United States
H-index 141 Citations 75,427 505
111 World 82 National Jay D. Keasling

Jay D. Keasling

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 141 Citations 70,682 641
112 World 83 National Chris Somerville

Chris Somerville

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 141 Citations 63,466 269
113 World 84 National Peter M. Elias

Peter M. Elias

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 140 Citations 67,232 516
115 World 85 National Richard A. Dixon

Richard A. Dixon

University of North Texas, United States
H-index 140 Citations 87,505 562
117 World 86 National Judith Campisi

Judith Campisi

Buck Institute for Research on Aging, United States
H-index 139 Citations 108,856 367
118 World 87 National Chi-Huey Wong

Chi-Huey Wong

Scripps Research Institute, United States
H-index 138 Citations 64,698 698
119 World 88 National Li-Huei Tsai

Li-Huei Tsai

MIT, United States
H-index 138 Citations 87,249 308
120 World 89 National Alan S. Verkman

Alan S. Verkman

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 137 Citations 64,067 487
121 World 90 National William G. Kaelin

William G. Kaelin

Harvard University, United States
H-index 137 Citations 91,606 267
124 World 91 National Daniel J. Klionsky

Daniel J. Klionsky

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 137 Citations 118,047 472
127 World 92 National Scott D. Emr

Scott D. Emr

Cornell University, United States
H-index 137 Citations 64,239 245
128 World 93 National David J. Mooney

David J. Mooney

Harvard University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 73,171 482
129 World 94 National Ronald G. Crystal

Ronald G. Crystal

Cornell University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 94,429 724
130 World 95 National David Eisenberg

David Eisenberg

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 136 Citations 91,323 382
132 World 96 National Richard C. Boucher

Richard C. Boucher

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 136 Citations 62,512 394
133 World 97 National James C. Paulson

James C. Paulson

Scripps Research Institute, United States
H-index 136 Citations 66,619 387
134 World 98 National Angus C. Nairn

Angus C. Nairn

Yale University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 55,986 427
135 World 99 National James E. Rothman

James E. Rothman

Yale University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 69,755 266
136 World 100 National Arthur Kornberg

Arthur Kornberg

Stanford University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 54,200 301

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