Top Genetics and Molecular Biology Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Genetics and Molecular Biology was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Genetics and Molecular Biology 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 Genetics and Molecular Biology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology, over 10,150 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 Genetics and Molecular Biology. 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
1 World 1 National Eric S. Lander

Eric S. Lander

Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States
H-index 332 Citations 669,531 672
2 World 1 National Mark J. Daly

Mark J. Daly

University of Helsinki, Finland
H-index 238 Citations 413,724 655
3 World 2 National Bert Vogelstein

Bert Vogelstein

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 233 Citations 327,653 496
4 World 3 National Stuart H. Orkin

Stuart H. Orkin

Harvard University, United States
H-index 218 Citations 151,103 666
5 World 1 National Kari Stefansson

Kari Stefansson

deCODE Genetics (Iceland), Iceland
H-index 212 Citations 192,409 572
6 World 1 National Mark I. McCarthy

Mark I. McCarthy

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 209 Citations 204,028 593
7 World 4 National David Baltimore

David Baltimore

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 209 Citations 177,518 559
8 World 1 National Pierre Chambon

Pierre Chambon

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
H-index 208 Citations 155,004 629
9 World 5 National Eugene V. Koonin

Eugene V. Koonin

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 206 Citations 188,123 769
10 World 6 National Michael Karin

Michael Karin

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 204 Citations 192,223 410
11 World 7 National Frederick W. Alt

Frederick W. Alt

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
H-index 193 Citations 115,993 555
12 World 8 National Evan E. Eichler

Evan E. Eichler

University of Washington, United States
H-index 192 Citations 187,075 546
13 World 9 National Lewis C. Cantley

Lewis C. Cantley

Cornell University, United States
H-index 188 Citations 140,170 461
14 World 10 National Aviv Regev

Aviv Regev

Broad Institute, United States
H-index 188 Citations 184,239 522
15 World 1 National Hans Clevers

Hans Clevers

Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research, Netherlands
H-index 188 Citations 167,078 519
16 World 11 National Carlo M. Croce

Carlo M. Croce

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 185 Citations 163,523 658
17 World 12 National Ronald M. Evans

Ronald M. Evans

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
H-index 184 Citations 151,162 449
18 World 13 National Rudolf Jaenisch

Rudolf Jaenisch

MIT, United States
H-index 182 Citations 176,081 424
19 World 14 National Matthew Meyerson

Matthew Meyerson

Harvard University, United States
H-index 180 Citations 236,393 364
20 World 15 National Phillip A. Sharp

Phillip A. Sharp

MIT, United States
H-index 177 Citations 127,534 412
21 World 2 National Gregory J. Hannon

Gregory J. Hannon

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 176 Citations 159,390 364
22 World 16 National Francis S. Collins

Francis S. Collins

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 173 Citations 243,705 471
23 World 17 National George M. Church

George M. Church

Harvard University, United States
H-index 173 Citations 154,784 546
24 World 1 National Yusuke Nakamura

Yusuke Nakamura

Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research, Japan
H-index 172 Citations 143,422 1,239
25 World 1 National Peer Bork

Peer Bork

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
H-index 169 Citations 179,901 420
26 World 2 National Unnur Thorsteinsdottir

Unnur Thorsteinsdottir

deCODE Genetics (Iceland), Iceland
H-index 168 Citations 138,906 356
27 World 18 National David Altshuler

David Altshuler

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (United States), United States
H-index 168 Citations 241,266 291
28 World 19 National Eric Boerwinkle

Eric Boerwinkle

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States
H-index 168 Citations 142,590 725
29 World 3 National Philippe Froguel

Philippe Froguel

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 167 Citations 120,153 599
30 World 20 National Joel N. Hirschhorn

Joel N. Hirschhorn

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
H-index 167 Citations 164,362 406
31 World 21 National Mark Gerstein

Mark Gerstein

Yale University, United States
H-index 167 Citations 147,785 452
32 World 22 National Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder

Stanford University, United States
H-index 166 Citations 132,226 528
33 World 23 National Richard A. Gibbs

Richard A. Gibbs

Baylor College of Medicine, United States
H-index 165 Citations 230,864 573
34 World 24 National Michael G. Rosenfeld

Michael G. Rosenfeld

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 164 Citations 103,653 341
35 World 2 National Kazuo Shinozaki

Kazuo Shinozaki

RIKEN, Japan
H-index 162 Citations 126,391 487
36 World 25 National Leroy Hood

Leroy Hood

University of Washington, United States
H-index 162 Citations 131,265 534
37 World 26 National Nancy A. Jenkins

Nancy A. Jenkins

Houston Methodist, United States
H-index 161 Citations 111,554 650
38 World 27 National Robert G. Roeder

Robert G. Roeder

Rockefeller University, United States
H-index 161 Citations 96,957 438
39 World 28 National Ira Pastan

Ira Pastan

Center for Cancer Research, United States
H-index 160 Citations 100,267 810
40 World 1 National Jian-Kang Zhu

Jian-Kang Zhu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 160 Citations 105,674 512
41 World 29 National Neal G. Copeland

Neal G. Copeland

Houston Methodist, United States
H-index 160 Citations 109,931 640
42 World 30 National Tony Hunter

Tony Hunter

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
H-index 159 Citations 106,724 419
43 World 31 National Gonçalo R. Abecasis

Gonçalo R. Abecasis

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 159 Citations 212,600 347
44 World 32 National Ronald W. Davis

Ronald W. Davis

Stanford University, United States
H-index 159 Citations 176,977 403
45 World 2 National André G. Uitterlinden

André G. Uitterlinden

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
H-index 158 Citations 107,861 563
46 World 33 National Norbert Perrimon

Norbert Perrimon

Harvard University, United States
H-index 158 Citations 90,554 555
47 World 4 National Tim D. Spector

Tim D. Spector

King's College London, United Kingdom
H-index 157 Citations 106,483 543
48 World 34 National Patrick O. Brown

Patrick O. Brown

Stanford University, United States
H-index 157 Citations 183,023 290
49 World 5 National Cornelia M. van Duijn

Cornelia M. van Duijn

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 157 Citations 111,104 516
50 World 35 National Harvey F. Lodish

Harvey F. Lodish

MIT, United States
H-index 157 Citations 95,281 455
51 World 3 National Masayuki Yamamoto

Masayuki Yamamoto

Tohoku University, Japan
H-index 156 Citations 88,206 749
52 World 1 National Tony Pawson

Tony Pawson

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 156 Citations 106,080 374
53 World 36 National Richard A. Young

Richard A. Young

MIT, United States
H-index 156 Citations 125,916 301
54 World 37 National Richard K. Wilson

Richard K. Wilson

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 156 Citations 232,770 346
55 World 38 National Gerald M. Rubin

Gerald M. Rubin

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States
H-index 156 Citations 129,556 268
56 World 39 National Robert A. Weinberg

Robert A. Weinberg

MIT, United States
H-index 154 Citations 135,344 264
57 World 6 National John Hardy

John Hardy

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 154 Citations 113,265 624
58 World 40 National Stephen J. Elledge

Stephen J. Elledge

Harvard University, United States
H-index 153 Citations 115,009 314
59 World 7 National Michael R. Stratton

Michael R. Stratton

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
H-index 153 Citations 145,509 318
60 World 2 National Detlef Weigel

Detlef Weigel

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
H-index 153 Citations 98,674 376
61 World 41 National David Botstein

David Botstein

Princeton University, United States
H-index 151 Citations 206,263 337
62 World 42 National Joseph R. Ecker

Joseph R. Ecker

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
H-index 151 Citations 103,338 287
63 World 2 National Marco A. Marra

Marco A. Marra

University of British Columbia, Canada
H-index 150 Citations 175,373 451
64 World 43 National Steven L. Salzberg

Steven L. Salzberg

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 150 Citations 239,901 278
65 World 8 National Wolf Reik

Wolf Reik

Babraham Institute, United Kingdom
H-index 150 Citations 87,726 349
66 World 44 National Douglas C. Wallace

Douglas C. Wallace

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
H-index 150 Citations 94,362 408
67 World 46 National Margaret A. Pericak-Vance

Margaret A. Pericak-Vance

University of Miami, United States
H-index 148 Citations 116,427 591
68 World 45 National Tom Maniatis

Tom Maniatis

Columbia University, United States
H-index 148 Citations 94,580 247
69 World 9 National Michael John Owen

Michael John Owen

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
H-index 147 Citations 116,039 576
70 World 1 National Manel Esteller

Manel Esteller

Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Spain
H-index 146 Citations 96,496 466
71 World 47 National Danny Reinberg

Danny Reinberg

New York University, United States
H-index 146 Citations 74,598 266
72 World 48 National James R. Lupski

James R. Lupski

Baylor College of Medicine, United States
H-index 146 Citations 92,104 759
73 World 3 National Tak W. Mak

Tak W. Mak

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
H-index 145 Citations 81,668 495
74 World 49 National Steven Henikoff

Steven Henikoff

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
H-index 145 Citations 101,454 363
75 World 4 National Janet Rossant

Janet Rossant

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 144 Citations 70,615 319
76 World 50 National Inder M. Verma

Inder M. Verma

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
H-index 144 Citations 78,908 277
77 World 51 National Arnold J. Levine

Arnold J. Levine

Institute for Advanced Study, United States
H-index 144 Citations 127,604 377
78 World 52 National Kun-Liang Guan

Kun-Liang Guan

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 143 Citations 81,263 353
79 World 53 National Hakon Hakonarson

Hakon Hakonarson

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
H-index 142 Citations 95,803 620
80 World 54 National Leonard I. Zon

Leonard I. Zon

Harvard University, United States
H-index 142 Citations 80,490 492
81 World 5 National Stephen W. Scherer

Stephen W. Scherer

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 142 Citations 97,391 610
82 World 1 National Stylianos E. Antonarakis

Stylianos E. Antonarakis

University of Geneva, Switzerland
H-index 142 Citations 103,711 644
83 World 2 National Feng Zhang

Feng Zhang

Fudan University, China
H-index 141 Citations 202,305 521
84 World 55 National Roger J. Davis

Roger J. Davis

University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
H-index 141 Citations 97,032 332
85 World 56 National Chris Sander

Chris Sander

Harvard University, United States
H-index 140 Citations 159,290 291
86 World 57 National Carlos Bustamante

Carlos Bustamante

Stanford University, United States
H-index 140 Citations 82,488 335
87 World 58 National Elaine Fuchs

Elaine Fuchs

Rockefeller University, United States
H-index 140 Citations 65,380 257
88 World 10 National Panos Deloukas

Panos Deloukas

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
H-index 140 Citations 149,593 275
89 World 59 National Susan Lindquist

Susan Lindquist

MIT, United States
H-index 140 Citations 80,332 261
90 World 11 National Janet M. Thornton

Janet M. Thornton

European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
H-index 140 Citations 118,595 351
91 World 60 National Harold E. Varmus

Harold E. Varmus

Cornell University, United States
H-index 140 Citations 67,177 315
92 World 61 National Bradley E. Bernstein

Bradley E. Bernstein

Harvard University, United States
H-index 139 Citations 180,031 238
93 World 62 National Stacey Gabriel

Stacey Gabriel

Broad Institute, United States
H-index 138 Citations 218,996 236
94 World 1 National Grant W. Montgomery

Grant W. Montgomery

University of Queensland, Australia
H-index 138 Citations 84,841 539
95 World 63 National William C. Hahn

William C. Hahn

Harvard University, United States
H-index 137 Citations 82,836 364
96 World 12 National Julian Parkhill

Julian Parkhill

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 137 Citations 97,317 467
97 World 3 National Thomas Meitinger

Thomas Meitinger

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 137 Citations 92,971 462
98 World 2 National Alexis Brice

Alexis Brice

Institut du Cerveau, France
H-index 137 Citations 83,543 557
99 World 64 National Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
H-index 136 Citations 80,379 262
100 World 65 National Joe W. Gray

Joe W. Gray

Oregon Health & Science University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 103,373 438

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