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D-Index & Metrics

Discipline name 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 World Ranking National Ranking
Neuroscience D-index 117 Citations 48,664 515 World Ranking 147 National Ranking 90
Medicine D-index 129 Citations 59,243 609 World Ranking 1034 National Ranking 617

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Awards & Achievements

1994 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1992 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Internal medicine
  • Gene
  • Endocrinology

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Internal medicine, Endocrinology, Hypothalamus, Estrogen and Neuroscience. In his study, which falls under the umbrella issue of Internal medicine, Estrogen receptor beta is strongly linked to Estrogen receptor alpha. While the research belongs to areas of Endocrinology, Donald W. Pfaff spends his time largely on the problem of Gene expression, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Messenger RNA.

The Hypothalamus study combines topics in areas such as Pituitary gland, Basal, Progesterone receptor and Anterior pituitary. He interconnects Steroid hormone, Estrous cycle, Proenkephalin and In situ hybridization in the investigation of issues within Estrogen. Donald W. Pfaff works mostly in the field of Neuroscience, limiting it down to topics relating to Anatomy and, in certain cases, Stria terminalis, Raphe nuclei, Reticular formation and Ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus.

His most cited work include:

  • Atlas of estradiol-concentrating cells in the central nervous system of the female rat. (1386 citations)
  • Hormones, brain, and behavior (1282 citations)
  • Long-term gene expression and phenotypic correction using adeno-associated virus vectors in the mammalian brain (1110 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Internal medicine, Endocrinology, Hypothalamus, Neuroscience and Estrogen. His Internal medicine study incorporates themes from Gene expression, In situ hybridization and Estrogen receptor alpha. Endocrinology is closely attributed to Receptor in his study.

The concepts of his Hypothalamus study are interwoven with issues in Nucleus, Neuron and Amygdala. His studies deal with areas such as Neuropeptide and Anatomy as well as Neuroscience. Donald W. Pfaff is interested in Lordosis behavior, which is a branch of Estrogen.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Internal medicine (57.33%)
  • Endocrinology (56.51%)
  • Hypothalamus (24.30%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2009-2021)?

  • Neuroscience (23.14%)
  • Endocrinology (56.51%)
  • Internal medicine (57.33%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of investigation include Neuroscience, Endocrinology, Internal medicine, Arousal and Hormone. His work on Central nervous system, Nervous system and Excitatory postsynaptic potential as part of general Neuroscience research is frequently linked to Context, thereby connecting diverse disciplines of science. His work in Endocrinology tackles topics such as Estrogen receptor alpha which are related to areas like Estrogen receptor beta.

The study incorporates disciplines such as Epigenetics and Aggression in addition to Internal medicine. His research integrates issues of Developmental psychology, Stimulation, Deep brain stimulation and Anxiety in his study of Arousal. His Hormone study frequently draws connections between adjacent fields such as Cell biology.

Between 2009 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Deconstructing and Reconstructing Theory of Mind (221 citations)
  • Endocrine and physiological changes in response to chronic corticosterone: a potential model of the metabolic syndrome in mouse. (176 citations)
  • The Physiological Mechanisms of Motivation (142 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Gene
  • Internal medicine
  • Neuroscience

His scientific interests lie mostly in Endocrinology, Internal medicine, Estrogen receptor alpha, Neuroscience and Epigenetics. His study in Aggression extends to Endocrinology with its themes. Estrogen-related receptor alpha is closely connected to Nuclear receptor in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Internal medicine.

His research in Estrogen receptor alpha intersects with topics in Cancer research, Estrogen receptor beta, Proceptive phase, Estrogen and Receptivity. His Neuroscience research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Synaptic plasticity, Medulla and Internalization. Donald W. Pfaff combines subjects such as Cerebral cortex, Raphe nuclei, Nucleus and Amygdala with his study of Hypothalamus.

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Best Publications

Atlas of estradiol-concentrating cells in the central nervous system of the female rat.

Donald Pfaff;Melvyn Keiner.
The Journal of Comparative Neurology (1973)

1707 Citations

Long-term gene expression and phenotypic correction using adeno-associated virus vectors in the mammalian brain

Michael G. Kaplitt;Paola Leone;Richard J. Samulski;Xiao Xiao.
Nature Genetics (1994)

1432 Citations

Relationship of arousal to circadian anticipatory behavior: ventromedial hypothalamus: one node in a hunger-arousal network.

Ana C. Ribeiro;Joseph LeSauter;Christophe Dupré;Donald W. Pfaff.
European Journal of Neuroscience (2009)

1349 Citations

Hormones, brain, and behavior

Donald W. Pfaff;Arthur P. Arnold;Anne M. Etgen;Susan E. Fahrbach.

1313 Citations

Origin of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone neurons.

Marlene Schwanzel-Fukuda;Donald W. Pfaff.
Nature (1989)

1193 Citations

Catechol-O-methyltransferase-deficient mice exhibit sexually dimorphic changes in catecholamine levels and behavior

Joseph A. Gogos;Maria Morgan;Victoria Luine;Miklos Santha.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1998)

1038 Citations

Estrogens and brain function

Donald W. Pfaff.

897 Citations

Immunolocalization of estrogen receptor β in the mouse brain: Comparison with estrogen receptor α

Sudha Warrier Mitra;Elena Hoskin;Joel Yudkovitz;Lisset Pear.
Endocrinology (2003)

860 Citations

Connections of the median and dorsal raphe nuclei in the rat: an autoradiographic and degeneration study.

Lily C. A. Conrad;Christiana M. Leonard;Donald W. Pfaff.
The Journal of Comparative Neurology (1974)

746 Citations

Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH)-expressing cells do not migrate normally in an inherited hypogonadal (Kallmann) syndrome

Marlene Schwanzel-Fukuda;David Bick;Donald W. Pfaff.
Molecular Brain Research (1989)

673 Citations

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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