Best Immunology Scientists

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
1 World 1 National Shizuo Akira

Shizuo Akira

Osaka University, Japan
D-index 226 Citations 241,364 754
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
6 World 1 National Alberto Mantovani

Alberto Mantovani

Humanitas University, Italy
D-index 189 Citations 180,785 820
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
14 World 1 National Mark J. Smyth

Mark J. Smyth

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
D-index 166 Citations 116,672 619
15 World 12 National Robert M. Strieter

Robert M. Strieter

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 163 Citations 75,237 460
16 World 1 National Jean Bousquet

Jean Bousquet

Inserm : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, France
D-index 162 Citations 127,794 853
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
20 World 2 National Yoshihiro Kawaoka

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 157 Citations 92,978 789
21 World 2 National Alain Fischer

Alain Fischer

Collège de France, France
D-index 157 Citations 91,580 563
22 World 1 National Stephen T. Holgate

Stephen T. Holgate

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 157 Citations 90,515 615
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
27 World 1 National Mihai G. Netea

Mihai G. Netea

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 152 Citations 85,204 1,062
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
30 World 1 National Yehuda Shoenfeld

Yehuda Shoenfeld

Sheba Medical Center, Israel
D-index 147 Citations 97,593 1,428
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
36 World 3 National Tadamitsu Kishimoto

Tadamitsu Kishimoto

Osaka University, Japan
D-index 144 Citations 100,327 453
37 World 3 National Laurence Zitvogel

Laurence Zitvogel

Institut Gustave Roussy, France
D-index 144 Citations 105,673 450
38 World 2 National Antonio Lanzavecchia

Antonio Lanzavecchia

Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare, Italy
D-index 144 Citations 109,737 312
39 World 1 National Hans Lassmann

Hans Lassmann

Medical University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 143 Citations 70,479 436
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
47 World 2 National Andrew J. McMichael

Andrew J. McMichael

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 141 Citations 76,260 482
48 World 34 National Howard L. Weiner

Howard L. Weiner

Harvard University, United States
D-index 140 Citations 78,020 524
49 World 4 National Hideo Yagita

Hideo Yagita

Juntendo University, Japan
D-index 140 Citations 70,777 695
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
52 World 3 National Stephen R. Durham

Stephen R. Durham

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 139 Citations 84,151 451
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
61 World 4 National Marc Feldmann

Marc Feldmann

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 136 Citations 68,036 523
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
64 World 1 National Rolf M. Zinkernagel

Rolf M. Zinkernagel

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 135 Citations 70,061 355
65 World 3 National Lorenzo Moretta

Lorenzo Moretta

Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Italy
D-index 134 Citations 61,665 511
66 World 2 National Nico van Rooijen

Nico van Rooijen

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 134 Citations 64,538 403
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
72 World 5 National Adrian V. S. Hill

Adrian V. S. Hill

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 132 Citations 62,085 478
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
75 World 5 National Yoichiro Iwakura

Yoichiro Iwakura

Tokyo University of Science, Japan
D-index 131 Citations 68,910 512
76 World 54 National Francis V. Chisari

Francis V. Chisari

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 131 Citations 58,378 248
77 World 1 National Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus

Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Germany
D-index 131 Citations 77,663 726
78 World 2 National Klaus Rajewsky

Klaus Rajewsky

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
D-index 130 Citations 73,974 328
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
80 World 1 National Lars Klareskog

Lars Klareskog

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
D-index 130 Citations 55,762 460
81 World 6 National Siamon Gordon

Siamon Gordon

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 130 Citations 82,521 297
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
85 World 6 National Shimon Sakaguchi

Shimon Sakaguchi

Osaka University, Japan
D-index 128 Citations 112,091 339
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
89 World 3 National Stefan H. E. Kaufmann

Stefan H. E. Kaufmann

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
D-index 126 Citations 55,473 575
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
93 World 1 National Qutayba Hamid

Qutayba Hamid

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
D-index 126 Citations 62,394 449
94 World 2 National Cezmi A. Akdis

Cezmi A. Akdis

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 126 Citations 66,346 441
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
98 World 2 National Peter G. Gibson

Peter G. Gibson

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 124 Citations 60,518 613
99 World 68 National Fred D. Finkelman

Fred D. Finkelman

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 124 Citations 53,473 463
100 World 1 National Bart N. Lambrecht

Bart N. Lambrecht

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 124 Citations 53,738 434

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