Top Neuroscience Scientists in United States

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Neuroscience was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Neuroscience 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 Neuroscience, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Neuroscience, over 9,233 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Neuroscience. 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
3 World 1 National Bruce S. McEwen

Bruce S. McEwen

Rockefeller University, United States
H-index 223 Citations 216,493 786
5 World 2 National Fred H. Gage

Fred H. Gage

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
H-index 200 Citations 174,957 629
6 World 3 National Eric R. Kandel

Eric R. Kandel

Columbia University, United States
H-index 197 Citations 136,656 517
7 World 4 National Mark Hallett

Mark Hallett

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 196 Citations 131,436 848
9 World 5 National John Q. Trojanowski

John Q. Trojanowski

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 188 Citations 130,744 708
10 World 6 National Alvaro Pascual-Leone

Alvaro Pascual-Leone

Harvard University, United States
H-index 185 Citations 125,335 810
12 World 7 National Nora D. Volkow

Nora D. Volkow

National Institute on Drug Abuse, United States
H-index 178 Citations 125,589 748
13 World 8 National Daniel R. Weinberger

Daniel R. Weinberger

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 176 Citations 123,332 621
15 World 9 National Eric J. Nestler

Eric J. Nestler

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
H-index 174 Citations 124,504 484
16 World 10 National Larry R. Squire

Larry R. Squire

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 173 Citations 125,430 437
18 World 11 National Paul M. Thompson

Paul M. Thompson

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 167 Citations 112,031 978
19 World 12 National Terrence J. Sejnowski

Terrence J. Sejnowski

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
H-index 167 Citations 115,885 624
23 World 13 National Roger A. Nicoll

Roger A. Nicoll

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 163 Citations 86,111 305
24 World 14 National Daniel L. Schacter

Daniel L. Schacter

Harvard University, United States
H-index 163 Citations 118,887 488
27 World 15 National György Buzsáki

György Buzsáki

New York University, United States
H-index 162 Citations 113,482 405
28 World 16 National Joseph E. LeDoux

Joseph E. LeDoux

New York University, United States
H-index 161 Citations 133,307 452
29 World 17 National Arthur W. Toga

Arthur W. Toga

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 160 Citations 101,430 643
30 World 18 National John D. E. Gabrieli

John D. E. Gabrieli

MIT, United States
H-index 160 Citations 89,048 413
31 World 19 National Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth

Stanford University, United States
H-index 158 Citations 100,877 412
32 World 20 National M.-Marsel Mesulam

M.-Marsel Mesulam

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 156 Citations 90,971 417
34 World 21 National Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 155 Citations 104,313 378
35 World 22 National Stephen G. Waxman

Stephen G. Waxman

Yale University, United States
H-index 154 Citations 77,053 751
37 World 23 National Carl W. Cotman

Carl W. Cotman

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 153 Citations 83,291 490
39 World 24 National Marcus E. Raichle

Marcus E. Raichle

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 151 Citations 145,887 300
40 World 25 National Jonathan D. Cohen

Jonathan D. Cohen

Princeton University, United States
H-index 149 Citations 175,240 329
41 World 26 National Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic

Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic

Yale University, United States
H-index 149 Citations 92,886 258
42 World 27 National Christof Koch

Christof Koch

Allen Institute for Brain Science, United States
H-index 146 Citations 119,940 462
43 World 28 National Randy L. Buckner

Randy L. Buckner

Harvard University, United States
H-index 146 Citations 132,030 279
45 World 29 National Floyd E. Bloom

Floyd E. Bloom

Scripps Research Institute, United States
H-index 145 Citations 79,470 399
46 World 30 National Clifford B. Saper

Clifford B. Saper

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
H-index 145 Citations 85,208 305
48 World 31 National Leonardo G. Cohen

Leonardo G. Cohen

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 145 Citations 76,249 348
51 World 32 National Anders M. Dale

Anders M. Dale

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 143 Citations 120,356 441
52 World 33 National Ruben C. Gur

Ruben C. Gur

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 142 Citations 66,560 519
54 World 34 National Robert C. Malenka

Robert C. Malenka

Stanford University, United States
H-index 141 Citations 90,615 249
56 World 36 National Deepak N. Pandya

Deepak N. Pandya

Boston University, United States
H-index 141 Citations 67,065 211
57 World 35 National Mark D'Esposito

Mark D'Esposito

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 141 Citations 69,850 394
58 World 37 National Michael I. Posner

Michael I. Posner

University of Oregon, United States
H-index 140 Citations 134,793 303
60 World 38 National Joanna S. Fowler

Joanna S. Fowler

Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States
H-index 138 Citations 68,874 365
62 World 39 National Clifford J. Woolf

Clifford J. Woolf

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
H-index 137 Citations 94,211 348
63 World 40 National William J. Jagust

William J. Jagust

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, United States
H-index 137 Citations 77,036 478
64 World 41 National Pasko Rakic

Pasko Rakic

Yale University, United States
H-index 137 Citations 74,084 314
65 World 42 National Peter T. Fox

Peter T. Fox

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, United States
H-index 136 Citations 89,450 440
68 World 43 National Patrick R. Hof

Patrick R. Hof

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
H-index 135 Citations 68,658 591
69 World 44 National Godfrey D. Pearlson

Godfrey D. Pearlson

Yale University, United States
H-index 134 Citations 61,628 534
70 World 45 National Larry W. Swanson

Larry W. Swanson

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 134 Citations 75,932 242
71 World 46 National Daniel C. Javitt

Daniel C. Javitt

Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, United States
H-index 134 Citations 53,736 418
73 World 47 National Joshua R. Sanes

Joshua R. Sanes

Harvard University, United States
H-index 133 Citations 58,303 270
74 World 48 National Jon H. Kaas

Jon H. Kaas

Vanderbilt University, United States
H-index 133 Citations 57,791 472
76 World 49 National Vince D. Calhoun

Vince D. Calhoun

Georgia State University, United States
H-index 132 Citations 75,066 950
78 World 50 National Scott L. Rauch

Scott L. Rauch

McLean Hospital, United States
H-index 131 Citations 76,841 298
79 World 51 National Robert W. McCarley

Robert W. McCarley

Harvard Medical School, United States
H-index 131 Citations 62,505 488
80 World 52 National Mark H. Tuszynski

Mark H. Tuszynski

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 131 Citations 48,991 324
84 World 53 National Bruce R. Rosen

Bruce R. Rosen

Harvard University, United States
H-index 130 Citations 87,631 324
87 World 54 National Steven F. Maier

Steven F. Maier

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 129 Citations 63,403 367
88 World 55 National Arthur F. Kramer

Arthur F. Kramer

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 129 Citations 76,396 482
89 World 56 National John T. Cacioppo

John T. Cacioppo

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 128 Citations 109,133 291
91 World 57 National Melitta Schachner

Melitta Schachner

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 128 Citations 52,636 552
92 World 58 National Adolf Pfefferbaum

Adolf Pfefferbaum

Stanford University, United States
H-index 127 Citations 52,727 468
93 World 59 National David A. Lewis

David A. Lewis

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 127 Citations 57,234 386
98 World 60 National Bruce Fischl

Bruce Fischl

Harvard University, United States
H-index 126 Citations 118,280 324
100 World 61 National Steven A. Hillyard

Steven A. Hillyard

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 126 Citations 69,132 222
101 World 62 National Michael W. Weiner

Michael W. Weiner

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 125 Citations 48,451 448
102 World 63 National Nancy C. Andreasen

Nancy C. Andreasen

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 124 Citations 54,681 284
103 World 64 National John L.R. Rubenstein

John L.R. Rubenstein

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 124 Citations 51,214 240
104 World 65 National Linda R. Watkins

Linda R. Watkins

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 124 Citations 54,433 355
105 World 66 National Martha E. Shenton

Martha E. Shenton

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
H-index 124 Citations 57,348 509
106 World 67 National James L. McGaugh

James L. McGaugh

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 124 Citations 66,144 356
107 World 68 National Jordan Grafman

Jordan Grafman

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 124 Citations 50,818 396
109 World 69 National Raquel E. Gur

Raquel E. Gur

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 123 Citations 54,076 457
111 World 70 National Edward G. Jones

Edward G. Jones

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 123 Citations 52,902 288
112 World 71 National Antonio R. Damasio

Antonio R. Damasio

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 123 Citations 149,433 230
113 World 72 National John H. Morrison

John H. Morrison

California National Primate Research Center, United States
H-index 123 Citations 50,038 305
118 World 73 National Jean Decety

Jean Decety

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 121 Citations 67,793 257
121 World 74 National Michael P. Milham

Michael P. Milham

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 121 Citations 59,188 299
123 World 75 National Howard Eichenbaum

Howard Eichenbaum

Boston University, United States
H-index 121 Citations 55,414 259
124 World 76 National John J. Foxe

John J. Foxe

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 121 Citations 43,718 400
125 World 77 National Thomas M. Jessell

Thomas M. Jessell

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States
H-index 120 Citations 73,020 171
127 World 78 National George K. Aghajanian

George K. Aghajanian

Yale University, United States
H-index 120 Citations 49,740 196
129 World 79 National Mark A. Geyer

Mark A. Geyer

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 120 Citations 49,744 391
130 World 80 National Ronald S. Duman

Ronald S. Duman

Yale University, United States
H-index 120 Citations 72,913 289
131 World 81 National Ann M. Graybiel

Ann M. Graybiel

MIT, United States
H-index 120 Citations 52,455 275
132 World 82 National David G. Amaral

David G. Amaral

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 120 Citations 56,869 247
133 World 83 National Gene-Jack Wang

Gene-Jack Wang

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 120 Citations 59,776 311
134 World 84 National Giulio Tononi

Giulio Tononi

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 120 Citations 70,352 403
136 World 85 National Russell A. Poldrack

Russell A. Poldrack

Stanford University, United States
H-index 119 Citations 62,889 299
137 World 86 National Yaakov Stern

Yaakov Stern

Columbia University, United States
H-index 118 Citations 62,892 409
141 World 87 National Abraham Z. Snyder

Abraham Z. Snyder

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 118 Citations 98,922 259
143 World 88 National Michael M. Merzenich

Michael M. Merzenich

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 118 Citations 60,740 262
145 World 89 National Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Stanford University, United States
H-index 117 Citations 57,069 214
147 World 90 National Donald W. Pfaff

Donald W. Pfaff

Rockefeller University, United States
H-index 117 Citations 48,664 515
148 World 91 National Eric Courchesne

Eric Courchesne

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 117 Citations 52,735 201
149 World 92 National Daniel Tranel

Daniel Tranel

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 117 Citations 74,176 358
150 World 93 National Bruce L. McNaughton

Bruce L. McNaughton

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 117 Citations 65,925 264
151 World 94 National Li-Huei Tsai

Li-Huei Tsai

MIT, United States
H-index 116 Citations 57,079 266
152 World 95 National Rodolfo R. Llinás

Rodolfo R. Llinás

New York University, United States
H-index 116 Citations 55,802 281
154 World 96 National Clifford R. Jack

Clifford R. Jack

Mayo Clinic, United States
H-index 115 Citations 59,575 460
155 World 97 National Allan L. Reiss

Allan L. Reiss

Stanford University, United States
H-index 115 Citations 60,377 325
156 World 98 National Joseph S. Takahashi

Joseph S. Takahashi

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
H-index 115 Citations 63,042 265
157 World 99 National Alfonso Caramazza

Alfonso Caramazza

Harvard University, United States
H-index 115 Citations 48,897 386
158 World 100 National F. Xavier Castellanos

F. Xavier Castellanos

Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, United States
H-index 115 Citations 65,721 223

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