Best Microbiology Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Microbiology 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 Microbiology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Microbiology, over 5,780 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 Microbiology. 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 Martin J. Blaser

Martin J. Blaser

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 153 Citations 94,990 577
8 World 2 National Joseph Sodroski

Joseph Sodroski

Harvard University, United States
D-index 136 Citations 80,422 371
10 World 3 National Beatrice H. Hahn

Beatrice H. Hahn

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

Jitender P. Dubey

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

Arturo Casadevall

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

Dan R. Littman

New York University, United States
D-index 133 Citations 93,849 245
15 World 7 National Ramnik J. Xavier

Ramnik J. Xavier

Broad Institute, United States
D-index 132 Citations 95,440 384
18 World 8 National Rita R. Colwell

Rita R. Colwell

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

John R. Perfect

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

Stanley Falkow

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

Ronald N. Jones

JMI Laboratories, United States
D-index 128 Citations 66,797 1,023
23 World 12 National Jack L. Strominger

Jack L. Strominger

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

Thomas J. Walsh

Weill Cornell Medicine, United States
D-index 124 Citations 72,671 578
28 World 14 National Roger I. Glass

Roger I. Glass

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 121 Citations 44,975 319
32 World 15 National Thomas G. Ksiazek

Thomas G. Ksiazek

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

Bernard Roizman

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 119 Citations 43,821 419
37 World 17 National Victor Nizet

Victor Nizet

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 117 Citations 54,855 567
42 World 19 National Joseph Heitman

Joseph Heitman

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

Michael A. Pfaller

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

James M. Musser

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

Gerald J. Gleich

University of Utah, United States
D-index 111 Citations 45,083 363
49 World 23 National Thomas C. Merigan

Thomas C. Merigan

Stanford University, United States
D-index 111 Citations 40,515 456
52 World 24 National John J. Mekalanos

John J. Mekalanos

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

Sherwood L. Gorbach

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

Robert M. Chanock

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

Carl Nathan

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

William R. Jacobs

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

John G. Bartlett

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

Dale N. Gerding

Veterans Health Administration, United States
D-index 108 Citations 53,420 355
61 World 31 National Stephen L. Hoffman

Stephen L. Hoffman

Sanaria, United States
D-index 107 Citations 33,555 355
63 World 32 National Keith P. Klugman

Keith P. Klugman

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States
D-index 106 Citations 42,443 452
65 World 33 National David A. Stevens

David A. Stevens

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

James R. Johnson

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

Robert A. Lamb

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 104 Citations 36,299 200
69 World 36 National Robert H. Gilman

Robert H. Gilman

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

Barry N. Kreiswirth

Center for Discovery and Innovation , United States
D-index 103 Citations 43,176 361
72 World 38 National Fred C. Tenover

Fred C. Tenover

Cepheid, United States
D-index 103 Citations 46,396 217
75 World 39 National Michael Otto

Michael Otto

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

Kieren A. Marr

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
D-index 102 Citations 54,948 218
81 World 41 National James P. Nataro

James P. Nataro

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 101 Citations 46,751 270
84 World 42 National Elliott Kieff

Elliott Kieff

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

Robert F. Breiman

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

Robert I. Lehrer

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

Patrick M. Schlievert

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 100 Citations 38,878 364
88 World 46 National Pei-Yong Shi

Pei-Yong Shi

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, United States
D-index 100 Citations 31,551 347
91 World 47 National Jack D. Sobel

Jack D. Sobel

Wayne State University, United States
D-index 99 Citations 41,336 311
94 World 49 National Sharon L. Hillier

Sharon L. Hillier

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

Robert W. Doms

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
D-index 98 Citations 33,739 183
103 World 52 National Scott G. Filler

Scott G. Filler

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 97 Citations 31,010 308
108 World 53 National Bruce J. Paster

Bruce J. Paster

Harvard University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 46,140 221
110 World 54 National Eric Delwart

Eric Delwart

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 96 Citations 33,036 446
111 World 55 National Arnold S. Bayer

Arnold S. Bayer

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 96 Citations 32,944 277
112 World 56 National Robert C. Moellering

Robert C. Moellering

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
D-index 96 Citations 31,015 275
113 World 57 National Helio S. Sader

Helio S. Sader

JMI Laboratories, United States
D-index 96 Citations 29,478 498
115 World 58 National Michael S. Saag

Michael S. Saag

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
D-index 95 Citations 56,068 218
116 World 59 National Walter E. Stamm

Walter E. Stamm

University of Washington, United States
D-index 95 Citations 27,465 236
121 World 60 National Joseph J. Eron

Joseph J. Eron

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 95 Citations 44,105 282
123 World 61 National Daniel J. Diekema

Daniel J. Diekema

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, United States
D-index 95 Citations 37,802 242
126 World 62 National Harry L. T. Mobley

Harry L. T. Mobley

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 95 Citations 34,850 233
127 World 63 National Warren J. Leonard

Warren J. Leonard

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 94 Citations 36,837 206
128 World 64 National Richard J. Whitley

Richard J. Whitley

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
D-index 94 Citations 35,752 317
129 World 65 National Ronald Glaser

Ronald Glaser

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 94 Citations 36,744 202
133 World 66 National Umesh D. Parashar

Umesh D. Parashar

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
D-index 94 Citations 31,454 354
139 World 68 National Andreas J. Bäumler

Andreas J. Bäumler

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 94 Citations 26,703 196
142 World 69 National Daniel M. Musher

Daniel M. Musher

Baylor College of Medicine, United States
D-index 93 Citations 25,005 293
144 World 70 National Timothy L. Cover

Timothy L. Cover

Veterans Health Administration, United States
D-index 93 Citations 26,891 198
145 World 71 National Peter Setlow

Peter Setlow

University of Connecticut Health Center, United States
D-index 93 Citations 29,034 365
147 World 72 National Edward B. Breitschwerdt

Edward B. Breitschwerdt

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 93 Citations 22,863 320
148 World 73 National David H. Walker

David H. Walker

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, United States
D-index 93 Citations 27,256 363
149 World 74 National David A. Sack

David A. Sack

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 93 Citations 27,382 344
150 World 75 National David A. Relman

David A. Relman

Stanford University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 65,701 206
152 World 76 National Douglas R. Lowy

Douglas R. Lowy

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 92 Citations 28,081 173
153 World 77 National Jorge E. Galán

Jorge E. Galán

Yale University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 36,130 168
154 World 79 National Nina Singh

Nina Singh

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 92 Citations 28,084 235
155 World 78 National David R. Andes

David R. Andes

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 92 Citations 28,579 246
156 World 80 National Alexander Tomasz

Alexander Tomasz

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 29,251 225
161 World 81 National Stephen J. Russell

Stephen J. Russell

Mayo Clinic, United States
D-index 91 Citations 23,558 313
166 World 82 National Scott J. Hultgren

Scott J. Hultgren

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 90 Citations 32,109 217
167 World 83 National Charles P. Gerba

Charles P. Gerba

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 90 Citations 26,198 326
170 World 84 National Paul D. Bieniasz

Paul D. Bieniasz

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 90 Citations 36,435 205
172 World 85 National George H. McCracken

George H. McCracken

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 90 Citations 25,477 319
173 World 86 National Michael R. Jacobs

Michael R. Jacobs

University Hospitals of Cleveland, United States
D-index 90 Citations 28,354 384
174 World 87 National Shawn A. Messer

Shawn A. Messer

JMI Laboratories, United States
D-index 90 Citations 23,731 177
176 World 88 National Don Ganem

Don Ganem

Via Nova Therapeutics, United States
D-index 89 Citations 32,470 147
178 World 89 National Marc Lipsitch

Marc Lipsitch

Harvard University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 27,962 273
179 World 90 National Flossie Wong-Staal

Flossie Wong-Staal

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 89 Citations 30,490 224
181 World 91 National James B. Kaper

James B. Kaper

University of Maryland, Baltimore, United States
D-index 89 Citations 42,310 188
183 World 92 National George M. Eliopoulos

George M. Eliopoulos

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
D-index 89 Citations 25,408 221
184 World 93 National Olaf Schneewind

Olaf Schneewind

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 88 Citations 25,604 225
186 World 94 National John M. Coffin

John M. Coffin

Tufts University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 28,461 205
187 World 95 National Alan N. Houghton

Alan N. Houghton

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
D-index 88 Citations 24,293 195
188 World 96 National Robert W. Finberg

Robert W. Finberg

University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
D-index 88 Citations 38,627 230
189 World 97 National Jules L. Dienstag

Jules L. Dienstag

Harvard University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 43,185 235
191 World 99 National William A. Petri

William A. Petri

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 88 Citations 24,786 342
192 World 98 National Mahmoud A. Ghannoum

Mahmoud A. Ghannoum

Case Western Reserve University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 30,461 269
195 World 100 National Michael R. Yeaman

Michael R. Yeaman

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 88 Citations 25,508 205

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