Best Genetics and Molecular Biology Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Genetics and Molecular Biology 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 Genetics and Molecular Biology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology, over 10,151 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 Genetics and Molecular Biology. 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 Eric S. Lander

Eric S. Lander

Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States
D-index 332 Citations 669,531 672
3 World 2 National Bert Vogelstein

Bert Vogelstein

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

Stuart H. Orkin

Harvard University, United States
D-index 218 Citations 151,103 666
7 World 4 National David Baltimore

David Baltimore

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 209 Citations 177,518 559
9 World 5 National Eugene V. Koonin

Eugene V. Koonin

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

Michael Karin

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

Frederick W. Alt

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

Evan E. Eichler

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

Lewis C. Cantley

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

Aviv Regev

Broad Institute, United States
D-index 188 Citations 184,239 522
16 World 11 National Carlo M. Croce

Carlo M. Croce

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

Ronald M. Evans

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

Rudolf Jaenisch

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

Matthew Meyerson

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

Phillip A. Sharp

MIT, United States
D-index 177 Citations 127,534 412
22 World 16 National Francis S. Collins

Francis S. Collins

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

George M. Church

Harvard University, United States
D-index 173 Citations 154,784 546
27 World 18 National David Altshuler

David Altshuler

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (United States), United States
D-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
D-index 168 Citations 142,590 725
30 World 20 National Joel N. Hirschhorn

Joel N. Hirschhorn

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

Mark Gerstein

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

Michael Snyder

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

Richard A. Gibbs

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

Michael G. Rosenfeld

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 164 Citations 103,653 341
36 World 25 National Leroy Hood

Leroy Hood

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

Nancy A. Jenkins

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

Robert G. Roeder

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

Ira Pastan

Center for Cancer Research, United States
D-index 160 Citations 100,267 810
41 World 29 National Neal G. Copeland

Neal G. Copeland

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

Tony Hunter

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

Gonçalo R. Abecasis

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

Ronald W. Davis

Stanford University, United States
D-index 159 Citations 176,977 403
46 World 33 National Norbert Perrimon

Norbert Perrimon

Harvard University, United States
D-index 158 Citations 90,554 555
48 World 34 National Patrick O. Brown

Patrick O. Brown

Stanford University, United States
D-index 157 Citations 183,023 290
50 World 35 National Harvey F. Lodish

Harvey F. Lodish

MIT, United States
D-index 157 Citations 95,281 455
53 World 36 National Richard A. Young

Richard A. Young

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

Richard K. Wilson

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

Gerald M. Rubin

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

Robert A. Weinberg

MIT, United States
D-index 154 Citations 135,344 264
58 World 40 National Stephen J. Elledge

Stephen J. Elledge

Harvard University, United States
D-index 153 Citations 115,009 314
61 World 41 National David Botstein

David Botstein

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

Joseph R. Ecker

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
D-index 151 Citations 103,338 287
65 World 43 National Steven L. Salzberg

Steven L. Salzberg

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 150 Citations 239,901 278
66 World 44 National Douglas C. Wallace

Douglas C. Wallace

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
D-index 150 Citations 94,362 408
67 World 45 National Tom Maniatis

Tom Maniatis

Columbia University, United States
D-index 148 Citations 94,580 247
68 World 46 National Margaret A. Pericak-Vance

Margaret A. Pericak-Vance

University of Miami, United States
D-index 148 Citations 116,427 591
71 World 47 National Danny Reinberg

Danny Reinberg

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

James R. Lupski

Baylor College of Medicine, United States
D-index 146 Citations 92,104 759
74 World 49 National Steven Henikoff

Steven Henikoff

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
D-index 145 Citations 101,454 363
76 World 50 National Inder M. Verma

Inder M. Verma

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

Arnold J. Levine

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

Kun-Liang Guan

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

Hakon Hakonarson

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

Leonard I. Zon

Harvard University, United States
D-index 142 Citations 80,490 492
84 World 55 National Roger J. Davis

Roger J. Davis

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

Chris Sander

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

Carlos Bustamante

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

Elaine Fuchs

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 140 Citations 65,380 257
89 World 59 National Susan Lindquist

Susan Lindquist

MIT, United States
D-index 140 Citations 80,332 261
91 World 60 National Harold E. Varmus

Harold E. Varmus

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

Bradley E. Bernstein

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

Stacey Gabriel

Broad Institute, United States
D-index 138 Citations 218,996 236
95 World 63 National William C. Hahn

William C. Hahn

Harvard University, United States
D-index 137 Citations 82,836 364
99 World 64 National Ronald A. DePinho

Ronald A. DePinho

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

Joe W. Gray

Oregon Health & Science University, United States
D-index 136 Citations 103,373 438
104 World 66 National Jay Shendure

Jay Shendure

University of Washington, United States
D-index 135 Citations 84,797 346
105 World 67 National Manolis Kellis

Manolis Kellis

MIT, United States
D-index 135 Citations 139,517 342
111 World 68 National Daniel H. Geschwind

Daniel H. Geschwind

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 132 Citations 73,664 317
112 World 69 National Scott W. Lowe

Scott W. Lowe

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
D-index 132 Citations 96,614 295
116 World 70 National Jerry W. Shay

Jerry W. Shay

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 132 Citations 76,391 419
117 World 71 National David Haussler

David Haussler

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 131 Citations 197,715 238
122 World 73 National Joanne Chory

Joanne Chory

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
D-index 130 Citations 69,738 265
123 World 72 National Donna M. Muzny

Donna M. Muzny

Baylor College of Medicine, United States
D-index 130 Citations 168,762 346
124 World 74 National Bert W. O'Malley

Bert W. O'Malley

Baylor College of Medicine, United States
D-index 130 Citations 52,803 465
125 World 75 National James F. Gusella

James F. Gusella

Harvard University, United States
D-index 130 Citations 76,819 492
126 World 76 National Kenneth M. Yamada

Kenneth M. Yamada

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 129 Citations 57,884 279
128 World 77 National Philip Leder

Philip Leder

Harvard University, United States
D-index 129 Citations 71,133 283
129 World 78 National Michael Rosbash

Michael Rosbash

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States
D-index 129 Citations 51,780 290
130 World 79 National Robert Tjian

Robert Tjian

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 129 Citations 70,037 239
131 World 80 National Thomas A. Kunkel

Thomas A. Kunkel

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 129 Citations 72,249 344
132 World 81 National Sekar Kathiresan

Sekar Kathiresan

Harvard University, United States
D-index 128 Citations 98,109 280
133 World 82 National Jerome I. Rotter

Jerome I. Rotter

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, United States
D-index 128 Citations 82,099 515
134 World 83 National Philip L. De Jager

Philip L. De Jager

Columbia University, United States
D-index 128 Citations 92,021 331
137 World 84 National Michael S. Levine

Michael S. Levine

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 128 Citations 50,235 283
138 World 85 National Stuart A. Aaronson

Stuart A. Aaronson

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 128 Citations 70,282 430
139 World 86 National John A. Tainer

John A. Tainer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
D-index 128 Citations 51,442 348
140 World 87 National Kevin Struhl

Kevin Struhl

Harvard University, United States
D-index 128 Citations 66,124 265
141 World 88 National Mark Groudine

Mark Groudine

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
D-index 128 Citations 69,772 252
142 World 89 National Tyler Jacks

Tyler Jacks

MIT, United States
D-index 127 Citations 103,957 259
144 World 90 National Rasmus Nielsen

Rasmus Nielsen

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 127 Citations 82,159 274
147 World 91 National George Q. Daley

George Q. Daley

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
D-index 127 Citations 80,518 375
148 World 92 National Elaine R. Mardis

Elaine R. Mardis

Nationwide Children's Hospital, United States
D-index 126 Citations 181,637 289
151 World 93 National L. Aravind

L. Aravind

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 126 Citations 89,541 285
154 World 94 National Michael Boehnke

Michael Boehnke

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 125 Citations 108,826 312
155 World 95 National Yves Pommier

Yves Pommier

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 125 Citations 52,213 496
159 World 96 National Bryan R. Cullen

Bryan R. Cullen

Duke University, United States
D-index 125 Citations 60,396 280
160 World 97 National James E. Darnell

James E. Darnell

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 125 Citations 81,507 240
162 World 98 National Jonathan G. Seidman

Jonathan G. Seidman

Harvard University, United States
D-index 124 Citations 62,038 340
164 World 99 National Jennifer A. Doudna

Jennifer A. Doudna

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 124 Citations 78,486 269
167 World 100 National John L. Rinn

John L. Rinn

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 124 Citations 125,894 228

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