Best Immunology Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Immunology 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 Immunology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Immunology, over 6,370 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 Immunology. 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
2 World 1 National Richard A. Flavell

Richard A. Flavell

Yale University, United States
D-index 219 Citations 184,385 894
3 World 2 National Steven A. Rosenberg

Steven A. Rosenberg

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 209 Citations 171,417 751
4 World 3 National Charles A. Dinarello

Charles A. Dinarello

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 201 Citations 153,862 825
5 World 4 National Bruce D. Walker

Bruce D. Walker

Harvard University, United States
D-index 198 Citations 137,826 852
7 World 5 National Michel C. Nussenzweig

Michel C. Nussenzweig

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 187 Citations 123,336 491
8 World 6 National Robert G. Webster

Robert G. Webster

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States
D-index 180 Citations 108,147 674
9 World 7 National Dennis R. Burton

Dennis R. Burton

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 179 Citations 115,075 612
10 World 8 National Lawrence Corey

Lawrence Corey

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
D-index 170 Citations 101,048 721
11 World 9 National Ralph M. Steinman

Ralph M. Steinman

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 169 Citations 166,868 367
12 World 10 National Jean-Laurent Casanova

Jean-Laurent Casanova

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 168 Citations 91,626 685
13 World 11 National Anthony S. Fauci

Anthony S. Fauci

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 167 Citations 112,224 555
15 World 12 National Robert M. Strieter

Robert M. Strieter

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 163 Citations 75,237 460
17 World 13 National Eugene C. Butcher

Eugene C. Butcher

Stanford University, United States
D-index 160 Citations 92,688 404
18 World 14 National Lloyd J. Old

Lloyd J. Old

Ludwig Cancer Research, United States
D-index 160 Citations 121,482 614
19 World 15 National Robert H. Purcell

Robert H. Purcell

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 160 Citations 87,173 545
23 World 16 National Gordon J. Freeman

Gordon J. Freeman

Harvard University, United States
D-index 156 Citations 101,502 353
24 World 17 National Robert C. Gallo

Robert C. Gallo

University of Maryland, Baltimore, United States
D-index 156 Citations 74,138 587
25 World 18 National Rafi Ahmed

Rafi Ahmed

Emory University, United States
D-index 155 Citations 99,777 461
26 World 19 National Alessandro Sette

Alessandro Sette

La Jolla Institute For Allergy & Immunology, United States
D-index 154 Citations 82,683 769
28 World 20 National Carl H. June

Carl H. June

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 150 Citations 89,422 505
29 World 21 National Jacques Banchereau

Jacques Banchereau

Immunai, United States
D-index 150 Citations 119,404 455
31 World 22 National Nicholas P. Restifo

Nicholas P. Restifo

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 147 Citations 84,883 316
32 World 23 National Douglas D. Richman

Douglas D. Richman

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 146 Citations 82,762 439
33 World 24 National Barton F. Haynes

Barton F. Haynes

Duke University, United States
D-index 146 Citations 84,374 696
34 World 25 National David C. Montefiori

David C. Montefiori

Duke University, United States
D-index 146 Citations 83,130 803
35 World 26 National Hugh A. Sampson

Hugh A. Sampson

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 145 Citations 76,716 506
40 World 27 National Charles N. Serhan

Charles N. Serhan

Harvard University, United States
D-index 143 Citations 72,676 400
41 World 28 National Bernard Moss

Bernard Moss

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 142 Citations 66,599 484
42 World 29 National Jeffrey A. Bluestone

Jeffrey A. Bluestone

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 142 Citations 81,348 360
43 World 30 National Steven L. Kunkel

Steven L. Kunkel

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 142 Citations 67,139 467
44 World 31 National Alan Sher

Alan Sher

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 142 Citations 73,815 388
45 World 32 National Bruce R. Blazar

Bruce R. Blazar

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 142 Citations 71,014 706
46 World 33 National Vijay K. Kuchroo

Vijay K. Kuchroo

Harvard University, United States
D-index 141 Citations 73,125 384
48 World 34 National Howard L. Weiner

Howard L. Weiner

Harvard University, United States
D-index 140 Citations 78,020 524
50 World 35 National Charles M. Rice

Charles M. Rice

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 139 Citations 72,331 329
51 World 36 National Adolfo García-Sastre

Adolfo García-Sastre

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 139 Citations 73,520 539
53 World 37 National Lewis L. Lanier

Lewis L. Lanier

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 138 Citations 72,316 340
54 World 38 National Giorgio Trinchieri

Giorgio Trinchieri

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 138 Citations 83,061 327
55 World 39 National Michael B. A. Oldstone

Michael B. A. Oldstone

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 138 Citations 62,816 537
56 World 40 National John R. Mascola

John R. Mascola

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 138 Citations 63,348 467
57 World 41 National Arlene H. Sharpe

Arlene H. Sharpe

Harvard University, United States
D-index 137 Citations 86,026 352
58 World 42 National James P. Allison

James P. Allison

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
D-index 137 Citations 89,664 329
59 World 43 National Diane Mathis

Diane Mathis

Harvard University, United States
D-index 136 Citations 67,098 301
60 World 44 National Christophe Benoist

Christophe Benoist

Harvard University, United States
D-index 136 Citations 66,984 292
62 World 45 National David A. Hafler

David A. Hafler

Yale University, United States
D-index 135 Citations 72,816 386
63 World 46 National Stuart F. Schlossman

Stuart F. Schlossman

Harvard University, United States
D-index 135 Citations 66,349 431
67 World 47 National Bette T. Korber

Bette T. Korber

Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
D-index 133 Citations 61,500 313
68 World 48 National Jerome Ritz

Jerome Ritz

Harvard University, United States
D-index 133 Citations 55,398 472
69 World 49 National Donald Y.M. Leung

Donald Y.M. Leung

National Jewish Health, United States
D-index 133 Citations 62,709 428
70 World 50 National Steven G. Deeks

Steven G. Deeks

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 133 Citations 66,412 444
71 World 51 National William W. Busse

William W. Busse

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 133 Citations 76,605 533
73 World 52 National Peter Palese

Peter Palese

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 132 Citations 60,117 386
74 World 53 National Kevin J. Tracey

Kevin J. Tracey

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, United States
D-index 131 Citations 88,523 371
76 World 54 National Francis V. Chisari

Francis V. Chisari

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 131 Citations 58,378 248
79 World 55 National John W. Kappler

John W. Kappler

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States
D-index 130 Citations 64,636 360
82 World 56 National Richard A. Koup

Richard A. Koup

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 130 Citations 68,935 342
83 World 57 National Malcolm K. Brenner

Malcolm K. Brenner

Baylor College of Medicine, United States
D-index 129 Citations 59,538 486
84 World 58 National Mark M. Davis

Mark M. Davis

Stanford University, United States
D-index 128 Citations 68,924 358
86 World 59 National William E. Paul

William E. Paul

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 127 Citations 63,949 396
87 World 60 National Lieping Chen

Lieping Chen

Yale University, United States
D-index 127 Citations 73,788 318
88 World 61 National Drew M. Pardoll

Drew M. Pardoll

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
D-index 126 Citations 100,375 338
90 World 62 National George M. Shaw

George M. Shaw

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 126 Citations 68,794 294
91 World 63 National M. Eric Gershwin

M. Eric Gershwin

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 126 Citations 49,375 735
92 World 64 National Stanley R. Riddell

Stanley R. Riddell

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
D-index 126 Citations 60,558 329
95 World 65 National Philippa Marrack

Philippa Marrack

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States
D-index 125 Citations 61,475 321
96 World 66 National James G. Krueger

James G. Krueger

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 125 Citations 52,500 368
97 World 67 National Peter A. Ward

Peter A. Ward

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 124 Citations 49,408 432
99 World 68 National Fred D. Finkelman

Fred D. Finkelman

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 124 Citations 53,473 463
101 World 69 National Thomas C. Quinn

Thomas C. Quinn

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 123 Citations 70,914 536
102 World 70 National Marco Colonna

Marco Colonna

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 123 Citations 60,768 315
103 World 71 National Klaus Ley

Klaus Ley

La Jolla Institute For Allergy & Immunology, United States
D-index 123 Citations 57,341 322
104 World 72 National Arthur M. Krieg

Arthur M. Krieg

Pfizer (United States), United States
D-index 123 Citations 53,534 276
106 World 73 National Barney S. Graham

Barney S. Graham

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 123 Citations 43,638 420
107 World 74 National David D. Ho

David D. Ho

Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, United States
D-index 122 Citations 81,602 295
109 World 75 National Thomas A. Waldmann

Thomas A. Waldmann

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 121 Citations 51,638 386
111 World 76 National Lawrence Steinman

Lawrence Steinman

Stanford University, United States
D-index 121 Citations 55,993 430
112 World 77 National Andrew D. Luster

Andrew D. Luster

Harvard University, United States
D-index 121 Citations 59,729 285
113 World 78 National Michael S. Diamond

Michael S. Diamond

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 121 Citations 45,699 344
114 World 80 National John B. Harley

John B. Harley

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, United States
D-index 121 Citations 49,248 429
115 World 79 National Kian Fan Chung

Kian Fan Chung

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 121 Citations 52,649 485
118 World 81 National Stephen J. Galli

Stephen J. Galli

Stanford University, United States
D-index 120 Citations 61,410 313
119 World 82 National Ronald Levy

Ronald Levy

Stanford University, United States
D-index 120 Citations 64,695 400
120 World 83 National Norman L. Letvin

Norman L. Letvin

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
D-index 120 Citations 53,484 483
121 World 84 National Jay A. Berzofsky

Jay A. Berzofsky

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 120 Citations 42,234 365
123 World 85 National Gary J. Nabel

Gary J. Nabel

ModeX Therapeutics, United States
D-index 119 Citations 51,716 287
125 World 86 National Cornelia M. Weyand

Cornelia M. Weyand

Stanford University, United States
D-index 119 Citations 40,619 355
126 World 87 National Lee M. Nadler

Lee M. Nadler

Harvard University, United States
D-index 119 Citations 49,189 322
130 World 88 National Richard M. Ransohoff

Richard M. Ransohoff

Harvard University, United States
D-index 118 Citations 59,462 293
131 World 89 National Robert A. Good

Robert A. Good

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 118 Citations 47,295 821
132 World 90 National Daniel C. Douek

Daniel C. Douek

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 118 Citations 51,175 312
134 World 91 National Joost J. Oppenheim

Joost J. Oppenheim

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 117 Citations 56,698 300
136 World 92 National Alan S. Perelson

Alan S. Perelson

Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
D-index 117 Citations 66,750 394
137 World 93 National Harry B. Greenberg

Harry B. Greenberg

Stanford University, United States
D-index 117 Citations 41,060 347
140 World 94 National Thomas A.E. Platts-Mills

Thomas A.E. Platts-Mills

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 117 Citations 53,205 395
142 World 95 National Thomas F. Tedder

Thomas F. Tedder

Duke University, United States
D-index 116 Citations 48,203 267
144 World 96 National Jaap Goudsmit

Jaap Goudsmit

Harvard University, United States
D-index 116 Citations 42,848 419
146 World 97 National Soldano Ferrone

Soldano Ferrone

Harvard University, United States
D-index 116 Citations 46,347 807
147 World 98 National Cliona M. Rooney

Cliona M. Rooney

Baylor College of Medicine, United States
D-index 116 Citations 49,252 365
151 World 99 National Raif S. Geha

Raif S. Geha

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
D-index 115 Citations 39,612 462
152 World 100 National Lawrence M. Lichtenstein

Lawrence M. Lichtenstein

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 115 Citations 39,468 368

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