Top Microbiology Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Microbiology was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Microbiology research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Microbiology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Microbiology, over 5,775 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Microbiology. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-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.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious 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 h-index using data compiled 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
H-index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Didier Raoult

Didier Raoult

Aix-Marseille University, France
H-index 175 Citations 138,437 2,217
2 World 1 National Martin J. Blaser

Martin J. Blaser

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 153 Citations 94,990 577
3 World 1 National Willem M. de Vos

Willem M. de Vos

University of Helsinki, Finland
H-index 152 Citations 81,654 479
4 World 1 National Kwok-Yung Yuen

Kwok-Yung Yuen

University of Hong Kong, China
H-index 149 Citations 111,771 898
5 World 2 National Pascale Cossart

Pascale Cossart

Institut Pasteur, France
H-index 143 Citations 59,506 408
6 World 1 National Robert E. W. Hancock

Robert E. W. Hancock

University of British Columbia, Canada
H-index 141 Citations 82,317 474
7 World 1 National Patrice Nordmann

Patrice Nordmann

University of Fribourg, Switzerland
H-index 137 Citations 75,382 684
8 World 2 National Joseph Sodroski

Joseph Sodroski

Harvard University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 80,422 371
9 World 2 National B. Brett Finlay

B. Brett Finlay

University of British Columbia, Canada
H-index 136 Citations 64,168 428
10 World 3 National Beatrice H. Hahn

Beatrice H. Hahn

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 134 Citations 72,296 348
11 World 4 National Jitender P. Dubey

Jitender P. Dubey

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
H-index 134 Citations 78,768 968
12 World 5 National Arturo Casadevall

Arturo Casadevall

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 134 Citations 58,267 698
13 World 6 National Dan R. Littman

Dan R. Littman

New York University, United States
H-index 133 Citations 93,849 245
14 World 1 National Matthew E. Falagas

Matthew E. Falagas

Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Greece
H-index 133 Citations 68,587 468
15 World 7 National Ramnik J. Xavier

Ramnik J. Xavier

Broad Institute, United States
H-index 132 Citations 95,440 384
16 World 1 National Edward C. Holmes

Edward C. Holmes

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 132 Citations 88,439 525
17 World 3 National Philippe J. Sansonetti

Philippe J. Sansonetti

Institut Pasteur, France
H-index 132 Citations 58,568 452
18 World 8 National Rita R. Colwell

Rita R. Colwell

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 130 Citations 59,539 562
19 World 9 National John R. Perfect

John R. Perfect

Duke University, United States
H-index 129 Citations 56,642 429
20 World 10 National Stanley Falkow

Stanley Falkow

Stanford University, United States
H-index 128 Citations 54,870 239
21 World 11 National Ronald N. Jones

Ronald N. Jones

JMI Laboratories, United States
H-index 128 Citations 66,797 1,023
22 World 2 National Laurent Poirel

Laurent Poirel

University of Fribourg, Switzerland
H-index 126 Citations 59,658 525
23 World 12 National Jack L. Strominger

Jack L. Strominger

Harvard University, United States
H-index 124 Citations 70,805 399
24 World 13 National Thomas J. Walsh

Thomas J. Walsh

Weill Cornell Medicine, United States
H-index 124 Citations 72,671 578
25 World 1 National David W. Denning

David W. Denning

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
H-index 123 Citations 83,188 597
26 World 2 National David M. Livermore

David M. Livermore

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
H-index 123 Citations 55,954 413
27 World 2 National David L. Paterson

David L. Paterson

University of Queensland, Australia
H-index 121 Citations 69,756 465
28 World 14 National Roger I. Glass

Roger I. Glass

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 121 Citations 44,975 319
29 World 3 National Jeremy Farrar

Jeremy Farrar

Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom
H-index 121 Citations 65,274 349
30 World 4 National Nicholas P. J. Day

Nicholas P. J. Day

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 120 Citations 59,722 595
31 World 5 National Gordon Dougan

Gordon Dougan

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 120 Citations 54,302 532
32 World 1 National Michael Givskov

Michael Givskov

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
H-index 120 Citations 53,891 324
33 World 15 National Thomas G. Ksiazek

Thomas G. Ksiazek

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, United States
H-index 120 Citations 55,971 326
34 World 16 National Bernard Roizman

Bernard Roizman

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 119 Citations 43,821 419
35 World 6 National Peter Simmonds

Peter Simmonds

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 119 Citations 51,665 470
36 World 7 National Brian Greenwood

Brian Greenwood

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
H-index 119 Citations 46,064 439
37 World 17 National Victor Nizet

Victor Nizet

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 117 Citations 54,855 567
38 World 18 National Herbert L. DuPont

Herbert L. DuPont

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States
H-index 116 Citations 47,707 536
39 World 2 National Niels Høiby

Niels Høiby

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
H-index 114 Citations 51,177 510
40 World 8 National Julian Parkhill

Julian Parkhill

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 113 Citations 54,793 370
41 World 1 National Staffan Kjelleberg

Staffan Kjelleberg

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H-index 113 Citations 42,975 311
42 World 19 National Joseph Heitman

Joseph Heitman

Duke University, United States
H-index 112 Citations 36,371 312
43 World 20 National Michael A. Pfaller

Michael A. Pfaller

JMI Laboratories, United States
H-index 112 Citations 51,911 400
44 World 21 National James M. Musser

James M. Musser

Houston Methodist, United States
H-index 111 Citations 41,896 344
45 World 22 National Gerald J. Gleich

Gerald J. Gleich

University of Utah, United States
H-index 111 Citations 45,083 363
46 World 1 National George Klein

George Klein

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
H-index 111 Citations 49,445 695
47 World 1 National Ralf Bartenschlager

Ralf Bartenschlager

Heidelberg University, Germany
H-index 111 Citations 48,055 338
48 World 1 National Peter Vandamme

Peter Vandamme

Ghent University, Belgium
H-index 111 Citations 40,660 454
49 World 23 National Thomas C. Merigan

Thomas C. Merigan

Stanford University, United States
H-index 111 Citations 40,515 456
50 World 1 National François Nosten

François Nosten

MORU Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand
H-index 110 Citations 49,212 460
51 World 2 National Erik De Clercq

Erik De Clercq

Rega Institute for Medical Research, Belgium
H-index 110 Citations 47,476 634
52 World 24 National John J. Mekalanos

John J. Mekalanos

Harvard University, United States
H-index 110 Citations 42,727 253
53 World 25 National Sherwood L. Gorbach

Sherwood L. Gorbach

Tufts University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 39,394 314
54 World 26 National Robert M. Chanock

Robert M. Chanock

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 109 Citations 34,104 326
55 World 27 National Carl Nathan

Carl Nathan

Cornell University, United States
H-index 108 Citations 69,161 220
56 World 28 National William R. Jacobs

William R. Jacobs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States
H-index 108 Citations 43,563 328
57 World 29 National John G. Bartlett

John G. Bartlett

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
H-index 108 Citations 49,378 287
58 World 30 National Dale N. Gerding

Dale N. Gerding

Veterans Health Administration, United States
H-index 108 Citations 53,420 355
59 World 3 National Gregor Reid

Gregor Reid

University of Western Ontario, Canada
H-index 107 Citations 33,223 362
60 World 1 National Marion Koopmans

Marion Koopmans

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
H-index 107 Citations 42,881 462
61 World 31 National Stephen L. Hoffman

Stephen L. Hoffman

Sanaria, United States
H-index 107 Citations 33,555 355
62 World 4 National Fabien Zoulim

Fabien Zoulim

Inserm : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, France
H-index 107 Citations 44,204 538
63 World 32 National Keith P. Klugman

Keith P. Klugman

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States
H-index 106 Citations 42,443 452
64 World 1 National Colin Hill

Colin Hill

University College Cork, Ireland
H-index 105 Citations 41,050 424
65 World 33 National David A. Stevens

David A. Stevens

Stanford University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 57,839 572
66 World 34 National James R. Johnson

James R. Johnson

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 105 Citations 35,496 391
67 World 35 National Robert A. Lamb

Robert A. Lamb

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 104 Citations 36,299 200
68 World 9 National Glenn R. Gibson

Glenn R. Gibson

University of Reading, United Kingdom
H-index 103 Citations 63,361 241
69 World 36 National Robert H. Gilman

Robert H. Gilman

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 39,763 479
70 World 37 National Barry N. Kreiswirth

Barry N. Kreiswirth

Center for Discovery and Innovation , United States
H-index 103 Citations 43,176 361
71 World 2 National Seppo Salminen

Seppo Salminen

University of Turku, Finland
H-index 103 Citations 34,570 298
72 World 38 National Fred C. Tenover

Fred C. Tenover

Cepheid, United States
H-index 103 Citations 46,396 217
73 World 2 National Bernhard Hube

Bernhard Hube

Leibniz Association, Germany
H-index 103 Citations 33,515 344
74 World 39 National Michael Otto

Michael Otto

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 102 Citations 36,603 229
75 World 40 National Kieren A. Marr

Kieren A. Marr

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
H-index 102 Citations 54,948 218
76 World 3 National Frank Møller Aarestrup

Frank Møller Aarestrup

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
H-index 102 Citations 38,690 325
77 World 3 National Gregory J. Dore

Gregory J. Dore

UNSW Sydney, Australia
H-index 102 Citations 38,071 448
78 World 5 National Jean-Paul Latgé

Jean-Paul Latgé

Institut Pasteur, France
H-index 102 Citations 31,955 290
79 World 1 National Osamu Takeuchi

Osamu Takeuchi

Kyoto University, Japan
H-index 101 Citations 87,933 170
80 World 41 National James P. Nataro

James P. Nataro

University of Virginia, United States
H-index 101 Citations 46,751 270
81 World 3 National Jacques F. Meis

Jacques F. Meis

Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis, Netherlands
H-index 101 Citations 37,733 545
82 World 2 National Paul E. Verweij

Paul E. Verweij

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
H-index 101 Citations 31,487 411
83 World 42 National Elliott Kieff

Elliott Kieff

Harvard University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 36,800 209
84 World 43 National Robert F. Breiman

Robert F. Breiman

Emory University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 38,322 276
85 World 44 National Robert I. Lehrer

Robert I. Lehrer

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 100 Citations 36,996 182
86 World 45 National Patrick M. Schlievert

Patrick M. Schlievert

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 100 Citations 38,878 364
87 World 2 National Lihua Xiao

Lihua Xiao

South China Agricultural University, China
H-index 100 Citations 36,691 388
88 World 46 National Pei-Yong Shi

Pei-Yong Shi

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, United States
H-index 100 Citations 31,551 347
89 World 3 National Herman Goossens

Herman Goossens

University of Antwerp, Belgium
H-index 99 Citations 42,732 377
90 World 47 National Jack D. Sobel

Jack D. Sobel

Wayne State University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 41,336 311
91 World 48 National Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
H-index 99 Citations 27,503 427
92 World 10 National Sharon J. Peacock

Sharon J. Peacock

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 99 Citations 44,407 476
93 World 49 National Sharon L. Hillier

Sharon L. Hillier

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 99 Citations 39,938 265
94 World 50 National Robert W. Doms

Robert W. Doms

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
H-index 98 Citations 33,739 183
95 World 11 National Gordon D. Brown

Gordon D. Brown

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
H-index 98 Citations 37,917 236
96 World 1 National Po-Ren Hsueh

Po-Ren Hsueh

National Taiwan University, Taiwan
H-index 98 Citations 33,000 707
97 World 12 National Neil A. R. Gow

Neil A. R. Gow

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
H-index 98 Citations 34,179 310
98 World 3 National Kwok-Hung Chan

Kwok-Hung Chan

University of Hong Kong, China
H-index 97 Citations 44,274 282
99 World 6 National Marc Lecuit

Marc Lecuit

Institut Pasteur, France
H-index 97 Citations 29,851 316
100 World 51 National Michael J. Rybak

Michael J. Rybak

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, United States
H-index 97 Citations 32,916 444

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