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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Microbiology H-index 130 Citations 59,539 562 World Ranking 18 National Ranking 8

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Awards & Achievements

2016 - Fellow, National Academy of Inventors

2006 - US President's National Medal of Science "For her in-depth research that has contributed to a greater understanding of the ecology, physiology, and evolution of marine microbes, most notably Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of pandemic cholera, and which has elucidated critical links between environmental and human health.", Awarded by President George W. Bush in a White House ceremony on July 27, 2007.

2002 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2000 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1988 - ASM Alice C. Evans Award for Advancement of Women, American Society for Microbiology

1985 - Dupont Industrial Biosciences Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology

1971 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


What is she best known for?

The fields of study she is best known for:

  • Bacteria
  • Ecology
  • Gene

Rita R. Colwell mostly deals with Microbiology, Vibrio cholerae, Ecology, Cholera and Bacteria. The various areas that Rita R. Colwell examines in her Microbiology study include Microcosm, Vibrio, Viable but nonculturable, Biofilm and Virulence. Her Vibrio cholerae research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Veterinary medicine, Serotype and Vibrionaceae.

In her study, Infectious disease, Disease, Antibiotic resistance and Transmission is strongly linked to Outbreak, which falls under the umbrella field of Ecology. Rita R. Colwell has included themes like Disease reservoir, Copepod and Zooplankton in her Cholera study. Her research integrates issues of Oyster and Escherichia coli in her study of Bacteria.

Her most cited work include:

  • Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Reconciliation of Approaches to Bacterial Systematics (6314 citations)
  • Microbial degradation of hydrocarbons in the environment. (1911 citations)
  • Virioplankton: viruses in aquatic ecosystems (1583 citations)

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

Rita R. Colwell spends much of her time researching Microbiology, Vibrio cholerae, Bacteria, Cholera and Ecology. Her Microbiology research integrates issues from Vibrio, Viable but nonculturable, Virulence and Vibrionaceae. Rita R. Colwell combines subjects such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus with her study of Vibrio.

Her Vibrio cholerae research entails a greater understanding of Genetics. Her work deals with themes such as Food science and Biochemistry, which intersect with Bacteria. Her Cholera study frequently draws connections between related disciplines such as Outbreak.

She most often published in these fields:

  • Microbiology (53.02%)
  • Vibrio cholerae (44.02%)
  • Bacteria (23.28%)

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

  • Microbiology (53.02%)
  • Cholera (28.57%)
  • Microbiome (3.60%)

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

Her primary areas of investigation include Microbiology, Cholera, Microbiome, Vibrio cholerae and Metagenomics. Her Microbiology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Pseudomonas exotoxin, Dysbiosis and Virulence. Her studies deal with areas such as Pathogen and Bacteria as well as Virulence.

Her research in Cholera intersects with topics in Sanitation, Climatology, Outbreak, Public health and Water resources. As part of the same scientific family, Rita R. Colwell usually focuses on Vibrio cholerae, concentrating on Estuary and intersecting with Zooplankton. Rita R. Colwell has researched Metagenomics in several fields, including Zoology, Computational biology, Shotgun sequencing and Microbial population biology.

Between 2015 and 2021, her most popular works were:

  • Comprehensive benchmarking and ensemble approaches for metagenomic classifiers. (148 citations)
  • Climate influence on Vibrio and associated human diseases during the past half-century in the coastal North Atlantic (146 citations)
  • Climate influence on Vibrio and associated human diseases during the past half-century in the coastal North Atlantic (146 citations)

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

  • Bacteria
  • Ecology
  • Gene

Her primary areas of study are Microbiology, Metagenomics, Microbiome, Virulence and Antibiotic resistance. Her Microbiology research includes themes of Plasmid, Virology, Infectivity, Infectious dose and Vibrio cholerae. In her study, Bacteria is inextricably linked to Phagocytosis, which falls within the broad field of Virology.

The concepts of her Vibrio cholerae study are interwoven with issues in Cholera, Outbreak and Water resources. Her Metagenomics study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Zoology, Shotgun sequencing, DNA sequencing, Microbial population biology and Actinomyces. The study incorporates disciplines such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Oyster, Genome, Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and Bacterial Gastroenteritis in addition to Virulence.

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Top Publications

Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Reconciliation of Approaches to Bacterial Systematics

L. G. Wayne;D. J. Brenner;R. R. Colwell;P. A. D. Grimont.
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (1987)

6681 Citations

Microbial degradation of hydrocarbons in the environment.

J G Leahy;R R Colwell.
Microbiological Research (1990)

3250 Citations

Virioplankton: viruses in aquatic ecosystems

KE Wommack;RR Colwell.
Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews (2000)

2284 Citations

Survival strategies of bacteria in the natural environment.

D B Roszak;R R Colwell.
Microbiological Research (1987)

2118 Citations

Emerging Marine Diseases--Climate Links and Anthropogenic Factors

C.D. Harvell;K. Kim;K. Kim;J.M. Burkholder;R.R. Colwell;R.R. Colwell.
Science (1999)

2068 Citations

DNA sequence of both chromosomes of the cholera pathogen Vibrio cholerae

John F. Heidelberg;Jonathan A. Eisen;William C. Nelson;Rebecca A. Clayton.
Nature (2000)

2006 Citations

Global Climate and Infectious Disease: The Cholera Paradigm*

Rita R. Colwell.
Science (1996)

1626 Citations

Survival and viability of nonculturable "Escherichia coli" and "Vibrio cholerae" in the estuarine and marine environment

Huai Shu Xu;N. Roberts;F. L. Singleton;R. W. Attwell.
Microbial Ecology (1982)

1157 Citations

Viable but Non-Culturable Vibrio cholerae and Related Pathogens in the Environment: Implications for Release of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms

R. R. Colwell;P. R. Brayton;D. J. Grimes;D. B. Roszak.
Nature Biotechnology (1985)

911 Citations

Effects of Global Climate on Infectious Disease: the Cholera Model

Erin K. Lipp;Anwar Huq;Anwar Huq;Rita R. Colwell;Rita R. Colwell.
Clinical Microbiology Reviews (2002)

860 Citations

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