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
201 World 6 National Carl G. Figdor

Carl G. Figdor

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 109 Citations 42,188 341
202 World 136 National Jay A. Levy

Jay A. Levy

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 109 Citations 44,714 355
203 World 137 National Stanley J. Szefler

Stanley J. Szefler

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 109 Citations 41,912 401
204 World 138 National David A. Cooper

David A. Cooper

Pfizer (United States), United States
D-index 108 Citations 58,165 446
205 World 1 National Josep Dalmau

Josep Dalmau

University of Barcelona, Spain
D-index 108 Citations 44,768 338
206 World 8 National Hermann Wagner

Hermann Wagner

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 44,300 248
207 World 139 National Ulrich H. von Andrian

Ulrich H. von Andrian

Harvard University, United States
D-index 108 Citations 47,640 208
208 World 140 National Mario Roederer

Mario Roederer

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 108 Citations 49,373 276
209 World 9 National Hans-Dieter Volk

Hans-Dieter Volk

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 45,108 563
210 World 141 National E. John Wherry

E. John Wherry

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 108 Citations 68,650 236
211 World 142 National Ronald B. Herberman

Ronald B. Herberman

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 108 Citations 37,553 473
212 World 10 National Kiyoshi Takeda

Kiyoshi Takeda

Osaka University, Japan
D-index 107 Citations 71,158 247
213 World 10 National Georg Schett

Georg Schett

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 107 Citations 43,382 435
214 World 143 National Erwin W. Gelfand

Erwin W. Gelfand

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 107 Citations 36,210 478
215 World 144 National Robert S. Zeiger

Robert S. Zeiger

Kaiser Permanente, United States
D-index 107 Citations 34,936 244
216 World 145 National Richard Bucala

Richard Bucala

Yale University, United States
D-index 106 Citations 40,942 312
217 World 7 National Ron A. M. Fouchier

Ron A. M. Fouchier

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 106 Citations 56,968 320
218 World 7 National Bernard Malissen

Bernard Malissen

Aix-Marseille University, France
D-index 106 Citations 43,895 297
219 World 146 National Michael P. Busch

Michael P. Busch

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 106 Citations 46,487 557
220 World 147 National David H. Sachs

David H. Sachs

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 106 Citations 49,386 668
221 World 148 National Richard L. Gallo

Richard L. Gallo

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 105 Citations 43,321 238
222 World 149 National John D. Lambris

John D. Lambris

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 105 Citations 38,974 316
223 World 16 National Iain B. McInnes

Iain B. McInnes

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 105 Citations 45,565 336
224 World 150 National Yang-Xin Fu

Yang-Xin Fu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 105 Citations 39,618 314
225 World 1 National Mikael Knip

Mikael Knip

University of Helsinki, Finland
D-index 104 Citations 36,085 427
226 World 151 National Peter M. Henson

Peter M. Henson

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 104 Citations 51,279 232
227 World 152 National George S. Eisenbarth

George S. Eisenbarth

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 104 Citations 37,499 352
228 World 153 National John A. Hansen

John A. Hansen

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
D-index 104 Citations 36,389 383
229 World 6 National Jonathan Sprent

Jonathan Sprent

Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
D-index 104 Citations 40,809 299
230 World 17 National Christopher E. Brightling

Christopher E. Brightling

University of Leicester, United Kingdom
D-index 104 Citations 50,233 359
231 World 154 National Robert P. Schleimer

Robert P. Schleimer

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 104 Citations 28,362 312
232 World 18 National Fiona Powrie

Fiona Powrie

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 104 Citations 58,992 185
233 World 155 National Stephen D. Miller

Stephen D. Miller

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 104 Citations 35,929 363
234 World 156 National Michael T. Lotze

Michael T. Lotze

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 103 Citations 30,592 266
235 World 19 National Geoffrey L. Smith

Geoffrey L. Smith

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 103 Citations 30,620 244
236 World 20 National Alan B. Rickinson

Alan B. Rickinson

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
D-index 103 Citations 38,518 215
237 World 8 National Patrice Cacoub

Patrice Cacoub

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 102 Citations 33,669 355
238 World 1 National Paul Kubes

Paul Kubes

University of Calgary, Canada
D-index 102 Citations 39,195 274
239 World 7 National Stuart G. Tangye

Stuart G. Tangye

Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
D-index 102 Citations 34,177 291
240 World 157 National James J. Goedert

James J. Goedert

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 102 Citations 47,022 317
241 World 21 National Graham Roberts

Graham Roberts

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 102 Citations 35,002 370
242 World 11 National Andreas Radbruch

Andreas Radbruch

German Rheumatism Research Centre, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 33,501 326
243 World 158 National Atul K. Bhan

Atul K. Bhan

Harvard University, United States
D-index 102 Citations 36,624 252
244 World 159 National Alan L. Landay

Alan L. Landay

Rush University Medical Center, United States
D-index 102 Citations 36,320 437
245 World 160 National Randolph J. Noelle

Randolph J. Noelle

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 102 Citations 35,216 223
246 World 2 National Rikard Holmdahl

Rikard Holmdahl

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
D-index 102 Citations 32,247 494
247 World 161 National David M. Goldenberg

David M. Goldenberg

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 101 Citations 34,431 546
248 World 162 National Ellis L. Reinherz

Ellis L. Reinherz

Harvard University, United States
D-index 101 Citations 42,226 274
249 World 163 National Michael B. Brenner

Michael B. Brenner

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 101 Citations 39,299 228
250 World 164 National Peter D. Kwong

Peter D. Kwong

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 101 Citations 44,916 303
251 World 165 National Richard S. Blumberg

Richard S. Blumberg

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 101 Citations 44,068 297
252 World 22 National Ian D. Pavord

Ian D. Pavord

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 101 Citations 49,842 355
253 World 8 National René E. M. Toes

René E. M. Toes

Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
D-index 101 Citations 38,352 350
254 World 8 National Ken Shortman

Ken Shortman

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
D-index 101 Citations 43,885 250
255 World 166 National Jiri Mestecky

Jiri Mestecky

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
D-index 101 Citations 34,236 396
256 World 167 National Nicholas W. Lukacs

Nicholas W. Lukacs

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 101 Citations 30,130 304
257 World 9 National Sharon R. Lewin

Sharon R. Lewin

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 101 Citations 44,585 436
258 World 23 National Christopher A. Hunter

Christopher A. Hunter

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 100 Citations 35,390 249
259 World 3 National Josef S. Smolen

Josef S. Smolen

Medical University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 100 Citations 38,498 394
260 World 168 National Stephan R. Targan

Stephan R. Targan

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, United States
D-index 100 Citations 43,131 296
261 World 4 National Federica Sallusto

Federica Sallusto

Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
D-index 100 Citations 68,656 214
262 World 4 National Dietmar Fuchs

Dietmar Fuchs

Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
D-index 100 Citations 34,339 642
263 World 5 National Martin F. Bachmann

Martin F. Bachmann

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 100 Citations 36,776 322
264 World 10 National William R. Heath

William R. Heath

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 100 Citations 45,363 239
265 World 169 National Steven G. Reed

Steven G. Reed

Infectious Disease Research Institute, United States
D-index 100 Citations 31,849 382
266 World 24 National Ian Kimber

Ian Kimber

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 100 Citations 29,526 444
267 World 1 National Per Brandtzaeg

Per Brandtzaeg

University of Oslo, Norway
D-index 100 Citations 33,082 305
268 World 170 National Susan Zolla-Pazner

Susan Zolla-Pazner

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 100 Citations 32,789 342
269 World 171 National Jordan S. Pober

Jordan S. Pober

Yale University, United States
D-index 99 Citations 42,023 231
270 World 172 National Herbert W. Virgin

Herbert W. Virgin

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 99 Citations 36,679 212
271 World 173 National Eugene R. Bleecker

Eugene R. Bleecker

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 99 Citations 39,169 287
272 World 25 National David L. Thomas

David L. Thomas

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 99 Citations 51,294 294
273 World 174 National Diane E. Griffin

Diane E. Griffin

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 99 Citations 27,757 320
274 World 175 National Jacqueline M. Katz

Jacqueline M. Katz

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
D-index 99 Citations 42,712 266
275 World 6 National Mario Clerici

Mario Clerici

University of Milan, Italy
D-index 99 Citations 35,581 457
276 World 176 National Bruce Beutler

Bruce Beutler

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 98 Citations 56,176 233
277 World 177 National Hal E. Broxmeyer

Hal E. Broxmeyer

Indiana University, United States
D-index 98 Citations 29,434 340
278 World 178 National Dennis L. Kasper

Dennis L. Kasper

Harvard University, United States
D-index 98 Citations 40,938 291
279 World 26 National Anne O'Garra

Anne O'Garra

The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 98 Citations 61,561 201
280 World 179 National Howard E. Gendelman

Howard E. Gendelman

University of Nebraska Medical Center, United States
D-index 98 Citations 34,541 319
281 World 9 National Cornelis J. M. Melief

Cornelis J. M. Melief

Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
D-index 98 Citations 39,592 265
282 World 180 National Shane Crotty

Shane Crotty

La Jolla Institute For Allergy & Immunology, United States
D-index 98 Citations 43,473 282
283 World 181 National Paul I. Terasaki

Paul I. Terasaki

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 98 Citations 43,227 457
284 World 182 National David B. Weiner

David B. Weiner

The Wistar Institute, United States
D-index 98 Citations 32,293 443
285 World 7 National Luigina Romani

Luigina Romani

University of Perugia, Italy
D-index 98 Citations 28,646 298
286 World 9 National Pascal Demoly

Pascal Demoly

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 98 Citations 48,849 425
287 World 183 National Sharon M. Wahl

Sharon M. Wahl

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 98 Citations 43,770 222
288 World 184 National Theodore J. Standiford

Theodore J. Standiford

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 98 Citations 25,806 235
289 World 185 National John J. O'Shea

John J. O'Shea

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 97 Citations 45,950 203
290 World 186 National Barry R. Bloom

Barry R. Bloom

Harvard University, United States
D-index 97 Citations 51,426 250
291 World 187 National Robert Dantzer

Robert Dantzer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
D-index 97 Citations 40,656 231
292 World 188 National Ian M. Adcock

Ian M. Adcock

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 97 Citations 36,589 412
293 World 3 National George F. Gao

George F. Gao

Chinese Center For Disease Control and Prevention, China
D-index 97 Citations 54,373 443
294 World 189 National Dean D. Metcalfe

Dean D. Metcalfe

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 97 Citations 35,358 310
295 World 2 National Pamela S. Ohashi

Pamela S. Ohashi

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
D-index 97 Citations 44,440 256
296 World 3 National John Bienenstock

John Bienenstock

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 97 Citations 30,334 289
297 World 191 National Ralph A. Reisfeld

Ralph A. Reisfeld

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 97 Citations 32,664 300
298 World 190 National Jason G. Cyster

Jason G. Cyster

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 97 Citations 44,719 146
299 World 2 National Irun R. Cohen

Irun R. Cohen

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
D-index 97 Citations 34,866 442
300 World 192 National Philip D. Greenberg

Philip D. Greenberg

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
D-index 97 Citations 39,606 247

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