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
301 World 2 National Tari Haahtela

Tari Haahtela

University of Helsinki, Finland
D-index 97 Citations 39,632 303
302 World 193 National Lyle L. Moldawer

Lyle L. Moldawer

University of Florida, United States
D-index 97 Citations 34,323 314
303 World 10 National Paul W. H. I. Parren

Paul W. H. I. Parren

Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
D-index 97 Citations 30,975 253
304 World 27 National Hilton Whittle

Hilton Whittle

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 97 Citations 25,407 317
305 World 11 National Tom H. M. Ottenhoff

Tom H. M. Ottenhoff

Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
D-index 97 Citations 28,060 313
306 World 194 National Thomas B. Nutman

Thomas B. Nutman

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 97 Citations 27,830 373
307 World 195 National Harvey J. Alter

Harvey J. Alter

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 97 Citations 44,844 237
308 World 3 National Magnus Wickman

Magnus Wickman

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
D-index 97 Citations 42,120 270
309 World 196 National Jerry R. McGhee

Jerry R. McGhee

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
D-index 97 Citations 29,874 333
310 World 197 National Frederick G. Hayden

Frederick G. Hayden

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 96 Citations 31,349 186
311 World 198 National Erol Fikrig

Erol Fikrig

Yale University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 29,332 304
312 World 200 National Michael C. Carroll

Michael C. Carroll

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
D-index 96 Citations 29,599 226
313 World 199 National John D. Reveille

John D. Reveille

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States
D-index 96 Citations 26,996 268
314 World 8 National Silvano Sozzani

Silvano Sozzani

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
D-index 96 Citations 57,050 235
315 World 3 National Michal Schwartz

Michal Schwartz

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
D-index 96 Citations 29,267 237
316 World 1 National Ricardo T. Gazzinelli

Ricardo T. Gazzinelli

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
D-index 96 Citations 35,909 367
317 World 11 National Dale I. Godfrey

Dale I. Godfrey

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 96 Citations 34,574 252
318 World 201 National Francesco M. Marincola

Francesco M. Marincola

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 96 Citations 39,529 309
319 World 1 National Florent Ginhoux

Florent Ginhoux

Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
D-index 96 Citations 49,565 275
320 World 9 National Giorgio Walter Canonica

Giorgio Walter Canonica

Humanitas University, Italy
D-index 96 Citations 49,880 582
321 World 4 National Michel Goldman

Michel Goldman

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
D-index 96 Citations 28,241 354
322 World 202 National Yasmine Belkaid

Yasmine Belkaid

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 96 Citations 46,842 186
323 World 203 National Brian R. Murphy

Brian R. Murphy

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 96 Citations 26,207 235
324 World 204 National Angus W. Thomson

Angus W. Thomson

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 96 Citations 30,707 388
325 World 28 National Andrew N. J. McKenzie

Andrew N. J. McKenzie

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
D-index 96 Citations 30,552 183
326 World 12 National Frank Miedema

Frank Miedema

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 96 Citations 34,426 240
327 World 205 National Ronald N. Germain

Ronald N. Germain

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 95 Citations 36,995 179
328 World 12 National Peter D. Sly

Peter D. Sly

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 95 Citations 31,539 361
329 World 207 National Robert D. Schreiber

Robert D. Schreiber

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 95 Citations 76,484 148
330 World 206 National Sherif R. Zaki

Sherif R. Zaki

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
D-index 95 Citations 32,416 221
331 World 4 National Jack P. Antel

Jack P. Antel

McGill University, Canada
D-index 95 Citations 30,549 289
332 World 29 National Robert J. Wilkinson

Robert J. Wilkinson

The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 95 Citations 43,123 378
333 World 208 National Kathryn M. Edwards

Kathryn M. Edwards

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States
D-index 95 Citations 30,348 353
334 World 209 National Mark A. Atkinson

Mark A. Atkinson

University of Florida, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,143 283
335 World 210 National Claudio Anasetti

Claudio Anasetti

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,831 262
336 World 211 National Raymond T. Chung

Raymond T. Chung

Harvard University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 30,120 354
337 World 11 National Hiroaki Okamoto

Hiroaki Okamoto

Jichi Medical University, Japan
D-index 95 Citations 32,962 351
338 World 212 National Emil R. Unanue

Emil R. Unanue

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,772 234
339 World 10 National Jérôme Galon

Jérôme Galon

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 95 Citations 43,711 192
340 World 2 National Fernando Q. Cunha

Fernando Q. Cunha

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
D-index 95 Citations 28,161 437
341 World 213 National Joseph M. McCune

Joseph M. McCune

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,919 218
342 World 214 National Ronald C. Desrosiers

Ronald C. Desrosiers

University of Miami, United States
D-index 95 Citations 36,019 260
343 World 215 National Noel R. Rose

Noel R. Rose

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,305 463
344 World 6 National Manfred Kopf

Manfred Kopf

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 95 Citations 30,996 178
345 World 216 National Ellen S. Vitetta

Ellen S. Vitetta

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 95 Citations 28,871 358
346 World 217 National Daniel G. Remick

Daniel G. Remick

Boston University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 30,945 271
347 World 218 National Leonard D. Shultz

Leonard D. Shultz

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 34,974 317
348 World 30 National George Janossy

George Janossy

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 95 Citations 27,213 268
349 World 220 National Nina Bhardwaj

Nina Bhardwaj

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 95 Citations 35,704 290
350 World 219 National Michael M. Lederman

Michael M. Lederman

Case Western Reserve University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 40,682 319
351 World 4 National Tomas Olsson

Tomas Olsson

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
D-index 94 Citations 31,028 379
352 World 13 National Jos W. M. van der Meer

Jos W. M. van der Meer

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 94 Citations 34,144 266
353 World 221 National Steven M. Holland

Steven M. Holland

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 94 Citations 34,545 297
354 World 222 National John T. Schiller

John T. Schiller

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 94 Citations 27,776 193
355 World 223 National Peter L. Collins

Peter L. Collins

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 94 Citations 23,469 260
356 World 4 National Chen Dong

Chen Dong

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 94 Citations 42,104 226
357 World 224 National Steven A. Porcelli

Steven A. Porcelli

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States
D-index 94 Citations 29,650 226
358 World 12 National Graham Pawelec

Graham Pawelec

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 30,396 471
359 World 31 National Peter H. Howarth

Peter H. Howarth

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 40,442 317
360 World 225 National Frank J. Dixon

Frank J. Dixon

Scripps Health, United States
D-index 94 Citations 31,493 263
361 World 11 National Bernhard Ryffel

Bernhard Ryffel

University of Orléans, France
D-index 94 Citations 33,871 368
362 World 13 National Erika von Mutius

Erika von Mutius

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 42,226 258
363 World 32 National Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos

Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 45,310 428
364 World 10 National Giorgio Parmiani

Giorgio Parmiani

University of Siena, Italy
D-index 94 Citations 31,295 306
365 World 226 National Robert L. Coffman

Robert L. Coffman

Schering-Plough, United States
D-index 94 Citations 59,077 166
366 World 227 National Megan Sykes

Megan Sykes

Columbia University, United States
D-index 94 Citations 29,461 351
367 World 228 National Michael S. Seaman

Michael S. Seaman

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
D-index 94 Citations 33,307 263
368 World 14 National Marcus Altfeld

Marcus Altfeld

Heinrich-Pette-Institute, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 35,717 299
369 World 229 National Guido Silvestri

Guido Silvestri

Emory University, United States
D-index 94 Citations 32,147 343
370 World 230 National Henry Masur

Henry Masur

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 93 Citations 45,111 234
371 World 231 National Michel Sadelain

Michel Sadelain

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
D-index 93 Citations 43,135 237
372 World 33 National Vincenzo Cerundolo

Vincenzo Cerundolo

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 93 Citations 31,726 248
373 World 3 National Jorma Ilonen

Jorma Ilonen

University of Turku, Finland
D-index 93 Citations 34,873 486
374 World 34 National Dmitry I. Gabrilovich

Dmitry I. Gabrilovich

AstraZeneca (United Kingdom), United Kingdom
D-index 93 Citations 58,847 189
375 World 232 National Richard W. Compans

Richard W. Compans

Emory University, United States
D-index 93 Citations 27,345 336
376 World 15 National Guus F. Rimmelzwaan

Guus F. Rimmelzwaan

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 32,913 296
377 World 233 National Ann M. Arvin

Ann M. Arvin

Stanford University, United States
D-index 93 Citations 27,378 281
378 World 234 National Bali Pulendran

Bali Pulendran

Stanford University, United States
D-index 93 Citations 43,416 209
379 World 235 National Susan L. Swain

Susan L. Swain

University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
D-index 93 Citations 31,660 212
380 World 236 National Katherine A. Fitzgerald

Katherine A. Fitzgerald

University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
D-index 92 Citations 41,268 192
381 World 5 National Munther A. Khamashta

Munther A. Khamashta

St. Thomas Hospital, Canada
D-index 92 Citations 32,014 290
382 World 16 National Peter G. Kremsner

Peter G. Kremsner

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 32,824 459
383 World 13 National Ross L. Coppel

Ross L. Coppel

Monash University, Australia
D-index 92 Citations 23,700 299
384 World 237 National James I. Mullins

James I. Mullins

University of Washington, United States
D-index 92 Citations 28,925 254
385 World 238 National Daniel M. Knowles

Daniel M. Knowles

Cornell University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 40,405 207
386 World 239 National Laurence A. Turka

Laurence A. Turka

Harvard University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 29,019 226
387 World 240 National Akiko Iwasaki

Akiko Iwasaki

Yale University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 42,398 266
388 World 11 National Paola Allavena

Paola Allavena

Humanitas University, Italy
D-index 92 Citations 61,864 212
389 World 241 National Miriam Merad

Miriam Merad

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 92 Citations 46,022 186
390 World 242 National George C. Tsokos

George C. Tsokos

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
D-index 92 Citations 32,955 490
391 World 12 National Pier Luigi Meroni

Pier Luigi Meroni

Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
D-index 92 Citations 33,786 449
392 World 243 National Aftab A. Ansari

Aftab A. Ansari

Emory University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 23,281 352
393 World 35 National Andrew J. Wardlaw

Andrew J. Wardlaw

University of Leicester, United Kingdom
D-index 92 Citations 39,339 232
394 World 244 National Edgar G. Engleman

Edgar G. Engleman

Stanford University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 34,389 245
395 World 12 National Michel D. Kazatchkine

Michel D. Kazatchkine

Sorbonne University, France
D-index 92 Citations 24,487 290
396 World 245 National Anne Puel

Anne Puel

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 36,706 266
397 World 246 National Alfred Ayala

Alfred Ayala

Brown University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 23,794 287
398 World 247 National David Artis

David Artis

Cornell University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 43,584 174
399 World 248 National Myron S. Cohen

Myron S. Cohen

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 91 Citations 40,383 247
400 World 249 National Stuart T. Nichol

Stuart T. Nichol

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
D-index 91 Citations 27,412 229

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