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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
Immunology D-index 155 Citations 99,777 461 World Ranking 25 National Ranking 18
Medicine D-index 157 Citations 100,976 493 World Ranking 314 National Ranking 201
Best Scientists D-index 163 Citations 108,904 700 World Ranking 743 National Ranking 478

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Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Best Scientist Award

2020 - Distinguished Fellows of the American Association of Immunologists (AAI)

2018 - Fellow, National Academy of Inventors

2017 - Robert Koch Prize

2015 - AAI Excellence in Mentoring Award, American Association of Immunologists

2014 - Member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

2009 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1999 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Immune system
  • Virus
  • Gene

Rafi Ahmed mainly focuses on Immunology, Cytotoxic T cell, Virology, Antigen and Immune system. CD8, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, Immunity, Antibody and Vaccination are among the areas of Immunology where the researcher is concentrating his efforts. He has researched Cytotoxic T cell in several fields, including T cell and Cell biology.

He focuses mostly in the field of Virology, narrowing it down to topics relating to Immunogen and, in certain cases, AIDS Vaccines, Hiv envelope and HIV vaccine. His study looks at the relationship between Antigen and fields such as Adoptive cell transfer, as well as how they intersect with chemical problems. His IL-2 receptor study combines topics in areas such as Natural killer T cell and CD28.

His most cited work include:

  • Restoring function in exhausted CD8 T cells during chronic viral infection (2941 citations)
  • PD-1 expression on HIV-specific T cells is associated with T-cell exhaustion and disease progression (2076 citations)
  • Counting Antigen-Specific CD8 T Cells: A Reevaluation of Bystander Activation during Viral Infection (1839 citations)

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

Immunology, Virology, Cytotoxic T cell, Immune system and Virus are his primary areas of study. T cell, Antigen, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, Antibody and Immunity are the primary areas of interest in his Immunology study. He has included themes like Epitope and CTL* in his Virology study.

His Cytotoxic T cell study incorporates themes from CD8 and Cell biology. His Cell biology research includes elements of CD28 and Cellular differentiation. Rafi Ahmed combines subjects such as Natural killer T cell, Molecular biology, Interleukin 12 and CD40 with his study of Interleukin 21.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Immunology (61.72%)
  • Virology (43.84%)
  • Cytotoxic T cell (40.47%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2021)?

  • Immunology (61.72%)
  • Antibody (20.24%)
  • Virology (43.84%)

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

Rafi Ahmed mainly investigates Immunology, Antibody, Virology, Immune system and Cytotoxic T cell. His research on Immunology often connects related topics like Blockade. In his study, Immunization and Yellow fever is strongly linked to Vaccination, which falls under the umbrella field of Antibody.

His work deals with themes such as Epitope and Monoclonal antibody, which intersect with Virology. His Immune system study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Serology and Antigen. His Cytotoxic T cell research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Cancer research, T cell, CD8, Cell biology and Chronic infection.

Between 2015 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Defining CD8 + T cells that provide the proliferative burst after PD-1 therapy (651 citations)
  • Rescue of exhausted CD8 T cells by PD-1-targeted therapies is CD28-dependent (413 citations)
  • Human antibody responses after dengue virus infection are highly cross-reactive to Zika virus (372 citations)

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

  • Immune system
  • Gene
  • Virus

His main research concerns Immunology, Virology, Antibody, Cytotoxic T cell and Vaccination. Rafi Ahmed regularly links together related areas like Blockade in his Immunology studies. Rafi Ahmed interconnects Epitope and Immune system in the investigation of issues within Virology.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including RTS,S and Antibody titer. His study focuses on the intersection of Antibody and fields such as Ebola virus with connections in the field of Observational study, Cohort study and Clinical trial. His Cytotoxic T cell research incorporates elements of Cancer research, Cellular differentiation, T cell, Cell biology and Epigenetics.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Best Publications

Restoring function in exhausted CD8 T cells during chronic viral infection

Daniel L. Barber;E. John Wherry;David Masopust;Baogong Zhu.
Nature (2006)

3738 Citations

PD-1 expression on HIV-specific T cells is associated with T-cell exhaustion and disease progression

Cheryl L Day;Daniel E Kaufmann;Photini Kiepiela;Julia A Brown.
Nature (2006)

2583 Citations

Counting Antigen-Specific CD8 T Cells: A Reevaluation of Bystander Activation during Viral Infection

Kaja Murali-Krishna;John D Altman;M Suresh;David J.D Sourdive.
Immunity (1998)

2195 Citations

Immunological Memory and Protective Immunity: Understanding Their Relation

Rafi Ahmed;David Gray.
Science (1996)

1993 Citations

Lineage relationship and protective immunity of memory CD8 T cell subsets.

E. John Wherry;Volker Teichgräber;Todd C. Becker;David Masopust.
Nature Immunology (2003)

1970 Citations

Viral Immune Evasion Due to Persistence of Activated T Cells Without Effector Function

Allan J. Zajac;Joseph N. Blattman;Kaja Murali-Krishna;David J.D. Sourdive.
Journal of Experimental Medicine (1998)

1915 Citations

Selective expression of the interleukin 7 receptor identifies effector CD8 T cells that give rise to long-lived memory cells.

Susan M Kaech;Joyce T Tan;E John Wherry;Bogumila T Konieczny.
Nature Immunology (2003)

1896 Citations

Effector and memory T-cell differentiation: implications for vaccine development

Susan M. Kaech;E. John Wherry;Rafi Ahmed.
Nature Reviews Immunology (2002)

1831 Citations

Molecular Signature of CD8+ T Cell Exhaustion during Chronic Viral Infection

E. John Wherry;Sang Jun Ha;Susan M. Kaech;W. Nicholas Haining.
Immunity (2007)

1563 Citations

Viral Persistence Alters CD8 T-Cell Immunodominance and Tissue Distribution and Results in Distinct Stages of Functional Impairment

E. John Wherry;Joseph N. Blattman;Kaja Murali-Krishna;Robbert van der Most.
Journal of Virology (2003)

1433 Citations

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